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Penn State Starting Lineups: No JPJ, Fashanu, Jacobs

Photo by Penn State Athletics: Joey Porter Jr.

Penn State will be without three key players against Maryland today.

Cornerback Joey Porter Jr., offensive tackle Olu Fashanu and linebacker Curtis Jacobs aren’t in the starting lineups. 

Fashanu, a projected first-round draft pick, didn’t play in last week’s game at Indiana due to an injury; Jacobs only played eight snaps against the Hoosiers and Porter played 23, according to Pro Football Focus. 

Both Jacobs and Porter have established themselves as cornerstones of Penn State’s defense, with Jacobs the anchor of Penn State’s linebacking corps and Porter one of the best shutdown corners in the country. 

Fashanu has probably been Penn State’s biggest breakout star of 2022, going from a reserve in 2021 to a projected first-round draft pick this season. Fashanu is thought by many as the favorite to be the first offensive tackle taken in 2023’s draft. 

In other notes, Maryland’s leading receiver, Rakim Jarrett, looks ready to go. Penn State running back Keyvone Lee wasn’t seen, but freshman tight end Jerry Cross was. The four-star true freshman from Milwaukee has yet to appear in a game this season. 

Penn State and Maryland will kick off at close to 3:40.

Here are Penn State’s starters for today’s game, according to the pregame introductions. 

SPECIAL TEAMS

P/H: Barney Amor

LS: Chris Stoll

K: Jake Pinegar

KR: Nick Singleton

PR: Parker Washington 

DEFENSE

DE: Adisa Isaac

DE: Nick Tarburton 

DT: Hakeem Beamon

DT: PJ Mustipher

LB: Jonathan Sutherland

LB: Tyler Elsdon 

LB: Abdul Carter

**The true freshman is starting in place of Jacobs

S: Keaton Ellis

CB: Kalen King

CB: Johnny Dixon

S: Daequan Hardy

S: JiAy’ir Brown 

 

OL 

LT: Olu Fashanu

LG: Hunter Nourzad

C: Juice Scruggs

RG: Sal Wormley

RT: Bryce Effner

 

TE: Brenton Strange

WR: KeAndre Lambert-Smith

WR: Mitchell Tinsley

WR: Parker Washington 

RB: Nick Singleton

QB: Sean Clifford

 

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