Report: Penn State to be without starting center against Ohio State
Penn State travels to take on Ohio State this Saturday. We all know that it’s the game of the week in the world of college football. There’s no denying it.
The Buckeyes are getting back some key pieces for the B1G showdown, such as star defensive end Chase Young.
Penn State, however, appears to not be getting as lucky. According to a report, the Nittany Lions will be without starting center Michal Menet:
Penn State will be without its starting center for Saturday's showdown with Ohio State, a source with the team told FOX43. Redshirt junior Michal Menet is sidelined with an undisclosed injury, the source said. https://t.co/eJHkSgmO6x
— FOX43 Sports (@FOX43Sports) November 22, 2019
If the report is indeed true, this is a massive loss for Penn State. People always talk about quarterback play and how important it is. While true, every single play starts with the center position.
If the play at center is porous, that doesn’t bode well for any play an offense wants to run.
We’ll see what Penn State decides to do at center and how effective the Nittany Lions’ offensive line can be if it is without Menet. Kickoff is set for noon ET in Columbus.