Sean Clifford confident he'll be 100% 'by the end of the week'
The good news for Penn State is that they are expecting a fully-healthy Sean Clifford for their game this weekend.
The bad news is they are heading to Columbus to take on an Ohio State Buckeyes team that is starting to fire on all cylinders.
During his weekly press conference, Penn State head coach James Franklin said “we expect to have a 100-percent Sean Clifford this weekend.”
Clifford echoed his coach’s sentiment.
Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford, currently meeting with the media, on his health going into Saturday's game at Ohio State: “By the end of this week, I really truly do believe that I will be at 100 percent.”
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) October 27, 2021
The Nittany Lions three-year starter struggled during Penn State’s 9-overtime loss to Illinois last weekend. Clifford had sustained an injury during the Nittany Lions loss to Iowa two weeks before, and didn’t return to the game.
Clifford was clearly having difficulty and managed just 19-for-34 passing with 165 yards. He was also held to negative rushing yards for just the second time in his career. He was sacked four times and only attempted a single rush from scrimmage.
The Nittany Lions are three-touchdown underdogs to No. 5 Ohio State, and the two teams kickoff in prime time in Columbus on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 PM.