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The Return Of Tommy Stevens To Penn State’s Offense

Tommy Stevens is officially back, baby.

The redshirt junior “Lion” threw a touchdown pass to Pat Freiermuth in the second quarter against Indiana on Saturday, marking his first significant impact on Penn State’s offense in the 2018 season.

The play looked similar to a package we saw a lot of last year under Joe Moorhead. Stevens shifted to his right to position himself under behind center, faked a handoff to Trace McSorley, and found a wide-open Freiermuth down the sidelines.

Stevens had yet to add value to the offense up to this point, getting playing time against Ohio State and Michigan State and gaining a total of -12 (yep, that’s negative) rushing yards. His touchdown pass on Saturday, though, was a huge spark for the Penn State offense when it clearly needed one.

Stevens now has a completion percentage of 100 percent on the season and a passer rating of 623.2, joining Sean Clifford as yet another elite member of Penn State’s quarterback room.

When his talents are utilized correctly, Tommy Stevens and Trace McSorley are a nightmare of a duo to deal with in the backfield. Both signal callers have a ton of arm talent that opposing defenses have to respect.

Trace McSorley’s streak of 34 games with a touchdown pass came to a close in Bloomington, but another long, fruitful touchdown pass streak may just be getting started.

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Will Pegler

Will is a freshman majoring in journalism. He is from Darien, Connecticut and is a lifelong Penn State football fan. He loves a good 80's comedy movie, The Office, and the New York Yankees and Giants. You can catch some of his ridiculous sports takes on his Twitter @gritdude and yell at him on his email [email protected]


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