Akron needs a new receiver. So what?
Penn State will start two cornerbacks who have no starting experience at the job.
Penn State also brings in a new quarterback and almost an entire offensive line, aside from tackle Levi Brown. PSU is confident in who's running behind that line, however. There are three solid backs, including 1,000-yard rusher from last year, Tony Hunt.
Despite a strong group of linebackers including Paul Posluszny, the 2005 Butkus Award winner, Paterno says he will not switch to a 3-4 defense against Akron.
I still haven't made a prediction on this game, and I don't know if I will. Penn State is so stacked with athletes. That alone might make an Akron victory impossible. But after what I've seen from J.D. Brookhart's teams the past two years, "impossible" is a word to use VERY sparingly.
Not to sound like a loser, but I would be pleased if Akron still has a chance in the fourth quarter.