Penn State Defeat Akron, 21-3, in Home Opener
An interview with coach Franklin, coach Donovan, coach Shoop and coach Huff.
The Nittany Lions opened the home portion of their 2014 schedule against the Akron Zips at Beaver Stadium Sept. 6, 2014.
Chris Gulla spent his first year on the Penn State campus watching and learning from a pair of veterans in punter Alex Butterworth and placekicker Sam Ficken. A four-year starter at Toms River North High School, where he played for former Nittany Lion Chip LaBarca, Gulla should be a strong challenger for the starting punting duties with the graduation of Butterworth. Gulla also will look to push Ficken for the placekicking responsibilities. Gulla was among a trio of Nittany Lions to compile a perfect 4.00 grade-point average during the spring semester. The Dean's List student entered the summer with a 3.60 cumulative grade-point average and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate. Gulla is among 12 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey.
2013 (Freshman Season)