Penn State remains an underdog in its first bowl game since the 2011 season, as the Nittany Lions get set to clash with Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl. James Franklin’s team enters the postseason with a struggling offense and losses in six of its last eight games and faces an Eagles team that plays the same brand of football with a stout defense and one-dimensional offense.
Perhaps more importantly for a depleted Penn State team are the extra practice reps and rest for Christian Hackenberg and a beleaguered offense. Defining success for the Nittany Lions might go further than a simple win or loss, where encouraging performances by Hackenberg and a number of younger players can get the team pointed in the right direction in 2015.
Bob Flounders, Ross Tucker and Andrew P. Shay talked about all those points and more in this week’s Keystone Sports Network podcast. Check out audio from the show in this post and get plenty more podcasts and analysis on KeystoneSportsNetwork.com and by following @KSNSportsNet on Twitter.