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Transfer Portal Roundup: Week Nine

A fourth-quarter collapse highlighted Penn State’s matchup this weekend against No. 2 Ohio State. Although the Nittany Lions’ outcome wasn’t what Penn State fans hoped for, there were multiple former Penn Staters in action for their new schools.

Last week was quiet for Penn State transfers, and week nine played out similarly. After Penn State wasn’t able to pull off the upset against the Buckeyes, it only seems fitting that many transfers also suffered a loss this week.

Let’s take a look at how former Penn State football players performed around college football this week.

Will Levis, Kentucky

Levis completed 16 of his 27 passes for 98 yards and three interceptions, as the now-unranked Wildcats suffered a 44-6 beat down at the hands of now-No. 2 Tennessee on Saturday.

Levis entered this season with very high expectations, as he has been projected as a high-first-round pick this draft cycle. However, he has led the team to just a 5-3 record thus far.

Saturday’s game brings Levis’ season totals to 1,733 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.

Mac Hippenhammer, Miami (OH)

In a game that featured multiple former Penn State wide receivers, Hippenhammer and the RedHawks defeated the Akron Zips by a score of 27-9.

Hippenhammer kept his solid season going by hauling in four balls, including a 58-yard reception. His 84 yards on Saturday bring his season total to 444 yards on 33 receptions, including four touchdowns.

Daniel George, Akron

George was on the other side of the battle between former Penn State receivers.

George is having his best season to date and was able to rack up 68 yards on four receptions against Miami (OH), bringing his total on the year to 49 receptions for 540 yards.

Justin Shorter, Florida

The former Penn State wideout totaled 66 yards on three catches Saturday, but his efforts weren’t enough for the Gators to upset No. 1 Georgia, as the Bulldogs won 42-20.

Shorter has been solid for Florida this season with 471 yards and two touchdowns.

TJ Jones, UAB

TJ Jones played a crucial part in UAB’s game against FAU.

Jones caught four passes, including his first touchdown on the season. The score gave UAB the lead, 14-10, late in the first half, but it ultimately wasn’t enough, as the Blazers lost 24-17 to FAU.

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