Penn State QB Sean Clifford expected to be at full strength for Ohio State game
Penn State is coming off a 20-18 9OT heartbreaking upset loss at the hands of Illinois that dropped them in the AP Top-25 poll from No.7 to No. 20.
Penn State is 5-2 2-2 in B1G play this season. They have wins over Wisconsin, Ball State, No. 18 Auburn, Villanova and Indiana. Its 2 losses are against No. 9 Iowa and Illinois.
The road for Penn State does not get any easier as they head on the road this week to take on No. 5 Ohio State in primetime in the Shoe.
Head coach James Franklin spoke to the media today and talked about the injury update to his QB Sean Clifford.
Audrey Snyder of The Athletic provides more context:
Sean Clifford is closer now to being 100 percent, Franklin said. This after he played Saturday and took several hits. “We expect to have a 100 percent Sean Clifford this weekend.”
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) October 26, 2021
Clifford was injured in the Iowa game that the Nittany Lions would ultimately lose 23-20.
Clifford did play against the Illini but was not 100%.
For most of the season, the PSU QB has been solid; he is 137-of-212 for a 64.6% completion rate, throwing for 1,647 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions.
No. 20 Penn State hits the road to take on No. 5 Ohio State at 7:30 ET on ABC.