Transfer Portal Roundup: Week Eight

Penn State football, coming off of its bye sitting at No. 7 in the nation, now finds itself at No. 20 after suffering an excruciating nine-overtime loss to Illinois this past Saturday.

Across the country, though, some former Nittany Lions found success with their new teams, while others rested on a well-deserved bye. Here’s a look at former Penn Staters’ most notable performances from the week:

John Petrishen, Pitt

Safety John Petrishen totaled four tackles in Pitt’s 27-17 victory over Clemson. On the season, he’s now racked up 30 total tackles, two sacks, and an interception for the No. 17-ranked Panthers.

Mac Hippenhammer, Miami (Ohio)

Mac Hippenhammer is in the middle of what will certainly go down as a career year. This past weekend, the redshirt junior wide receiver caught five passes for 57 yards in Miami Ohio’s 24-17 win over Ball State.

Judge Culpepper, Toledo

Judge Culpepper, a former Penn State defensive lineman, recorded only one tackle but also a sack in Toledo’s 34-15 victory over Western Michigan. He’s amassed 31 total tackles, two total sacks, and three quarterback hits so far this year.

Daniel Joesph, NC State

In the Wolfpack’s narrow 31-30 loss to Miami, Daniel Joseph registered a season-high six tackles, including one tackle-for-loss. He’s racked up 21 total tackles and a sack so far this season.

Lance Dixon, West Virginia

Linebacker Lance Dixon totaled three tackles in the Mountaineers’ 29-17 win over TCU. Impressively, 11 of his 18 total tackles this season have come as solo efforts.

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Zach is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism. He is a writer for Onward State and serves as an editor for Penn State’s CommRadio. He hails from Downingtown, Pa., or in other words "just outside of Philly." When he's not watching or ranting about Philly sports, you can probably find him at the gym. If you like sports tweets, follow him on Twitter @zachdonaldson_ and all inquiries can go to [email protected].

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