Penn State wrapped up its spring practice session on April 18 with its Blue-White spring scrimmage. The Blue team took home a 17-7 win led by a majority of the Nittany Lions’ first-team offense and defense. Christian Hackenberg saw more action than planned and completed 17 of 29 passes for 180 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Wide receiver Saeed Blacknall and running back Nick Scott also garnered attention with their performances.
Perhaps the biggest story of the game wasn’t a performance at all, rather the unexplained absence of backup quarterback Trace McSorley. A recipient of big praise from coach James Franklin and his teammates this spring, McSorley wasn’t on display at the Blue-White game, which kept Hackenberg on the field and put the spotlight on true freshman Tommy Stevens, who completed 3 of 11 passes for 19 yards.
Bob Flounders, Ross Tucker and Andrew P. Shay broke down the Blue-White game and all the notable storylines in a segment this week for the Keystone Sports Network. 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.