Blue takes the 2010 Blue-White game, 17-3. Freshman quarterback Paul Jones and redshirt freshman wide receiver Shawney Kersey accounted for the only two touchdowns of the day, connecting on a pair of 18-yd. scoring passes. Matt McGloin saw the most action at quarterback, completing 10-of-23 passes for 110 yards and two interceptions. Redshirt sophomore running back Hykeem Brodie, a transfer from Old Dominion, had a game-high 34 rushing yards (4.9 avg.). Receiver Justin Brown led with four catches while Kersey had a team best 36 receiving yards. Linebackers Mike Yancich and Nate Stupar fronted the defense, recording seven tackles each.
At the half, blue holds a 10-3 lead over white. Curtis Dukes is the game's leading rusher with 23 yards while Brandon Moseby-Felder has game high 31 receiving yards (on 3 catches). Matt McGloin has a total of 77 passing yards (33 on blue, 44 on white), completing 8-of-17 passes with one interception.
As he has all spring, freshman running back Silas Redd really stood out the first half. His blazing speed and shifty moves were evident on a couple of nice runs. He also caught a pass and even recorded a tackle, racing to take down lineabacker Nate Stupar after his interception of Matt McGloin. With Evan Royster, Stephfon Green, and Curtis Dukes ahead of him on the depth chart, Penn State will likely not need Redd this year but it's nice to have him in the stable of running backs. The future at that position looks bright.
The first touchdown on the scoreboard is a product of two of Penn State's younger players hooking up. True freshman quarterback Paul Jones hit redshirt freshman wide receiver Shawney Kersey with an 18-yd pass in the corner of the end zone.
There can be no question about QB Kevin Newsome's arm strength. Off his back foot, across his body and the field, he tried to hit a streaking Curtis Drake down sideline, throwing the ball about 60 yards in the air.
After making three tackles on the drive, linebacker Nate Stupar of the white team picked off Matt McGloin and returned the ball 23 yards.
Collin Wagner capped off a blue drive by hitting a 46-yard field goal. Cornerback Evan Lewis did the holding with Ty Howle on the snap.
After a sunny and warm start to the day, clouds have rolled in and the temps have dropped. No rain appears imminent, though. The paint in the end zones is a bit different than usual. Gone is the Penn State script. It has been replaced by diagonal hashes with the Penn State logo in the middle. The paint in one end zone is significantly lighter than the other after having been trampled by fans during the autograph session.