PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Blue Topples White in Annual Scrimmage

Potential starting quarterback Matt McGloin throws a pass

Spring practices came to an end this afternoon after the Penn State football team took the field in front of a crowd of 55,000 for the yearly Blue and White game. It seems like the quarterback competition, which has dominated headlines, is far from being solved.

It was Kevin Newsome who took the field with team Blue and the first team offense, while Matt McGloin started for team White. McGloin also saw time with the first team offense, but it was freshman quarterback Paul Jones who sealed the deal for the Blue team after lobbing two passes to the corner of the end zone and into the hands of wide receiver Shawney Kersey.   Those two touchdowns and a Collin Wagner field made the final score 17-3.

There were also questions about the defense, especially the linebacker corps, which lost team leaders Sean Lee, Navorro Bowman, and the mustache himself, Josh Hull. Of course, Tom Bradley and the rest of the defensive coaches supplemented well. Bani Gbadyu, Chris Colasanti, and State College’s own Nate Stupar started for the White team along with the rest of the first team defense. It was Stupar who made the biggest play for the defense when he intercepted McGloin with nearly 6 minutes left in the first half.

Backup defensive end Cody Castor also snatched an interception from a Matt McGloin screen pass and returned it to the 18.

Although he did toss two interceptions, McGloin is far from out of the race, and he could easily be considered the front runner in the quarterback derby with Newsome and Jones. Perceived as a pocket passer, McGloin displayed excellent mobility under pressure along with accurate throws underneath coverage.

As expected, Newsome showed off his superior mobility, but his accuracy remains a concern after overthrowing multiple receivers throughout the day.

With the spring session concluded, many questions were answered, but it seems the QB battle has only clouded. The defense, however, is shaping up for another run at the Big Ten title.

[Photo Credit: Chase Tralka]

About the Author

Tim Owen

I am originally from a very small town in northeastern Pennsyltucky, called Athens. Currently, I am enrolled in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and major in print journalism.

I have a passion for sports, and more specifically football. I enjoy hunting, cooking, food, and everything Penn State!

Comments

More by Tim

Wrestlers Rebound with a Sweep in Michigan

Well that’s more like it. After getting trounced by Iowa last weekend, which snapped a 13-match winning streak, the Nittany Lion wrestlers rallied back with two convincing victories over Michigan State and Michigan this weekend. The first stop of the road trip was in Lansing Friday night where they mauled the Spartans 30-9. Then they headed back to Ann Arbor for a 28-13 beating of the Wolverines.

Wrestlers Look to Bounce Back in Big Ten

Penn State’s loss to Iowa…A Good Thing?

Athletics

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Russ Rose’s Nittany Lions won’t play a single home match in September, electing to test themselves against teams like Stanford and Oregon early in the season.

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Center Ludvig Larsson Transfers To Penn State Hockey From Merrimack

Student Life

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Predicting Penn State’s 2018 Kickoff Times

As the Nittany Lions have ascended back into college football’s elite, they’ve taken the field at night more often in the past few years and avoided the dreaded early kickoff.

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Penn State Career Services will launch Nittany Lion Careers on June 18.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Send this to a friend