Penn State had what some would call a successful season in 2017.

The Nittany Lions went 11-2, but the naysayers will point to the fact that an extremely talented team missed out on the College Football Playoff.

Entering 2018, new playmakers and stars must emerge. And, more than likely, those stars will be young. Names like Saquon Barkley, Mike Gesicki, DaeSean Hamilton and Jason Cabinda are gone.

The new season is set to kick off for Penn State at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Beaver Stadium against Appalachian State. Want to know who is set to start against the Mountaineers?

Have a look:

Quarterback Trace McSorley will lead the youthful Nittany Lions team against an Appalachian State group that finished 2017 with a 9-4 overall record. The game will be televised on BTN.