Blue White Illustrated

Blue-White Game Preview

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B L U E - W H I T E G A M E P R E V I E W A P R I L 1 3 N E W S L E T T E R M A T T   H E R B | M A T T @ B L U E W H I T E O N L I N E . C O M A P R I L 1 3 , 2 0 1 6 B L U E W H I T E O N L I N E . C O M 1 SPRING FEVER McSorley hands off to Saquon Barkley during a practice session earlier this month. The Lions will wrap up their off-season drills Saturday in the Blue-White Game. Photo by Steve Manuel SEASON CHANGE of Offensive evolution continues as Penn State gets ready to wrap up spring drills in the Blue-White Game 2 P. M . , A P R I L 1 6 B T N ( TA P E D E L AY E D ) Penn State may still be closer to the be- ginning than to the end of its quarterback battle, but that doesn't mean this week- end's Blue-White Game won't provide an entertaining window into the coach- ing staff's selection process. Redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley and redshirt freshman Tommy Stevens are expected to square off in the annual spring game, which will kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday at Beaver Stadium. January en- rollee Jake Zembiec is also expected to see action, but the battle for the starting spot – the most urgent matter on coach James Franklin's off-season to-do list – is primarily between the older of the team's three scholarship quarterbacks. Franklin and his staff, which includes new offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead, have been evaluating the quarterbacks' performances throughout the spring. As of early April, the race was still a statis- tical dead heat. If McSorley had a slight edge, it was because he spent a season as Christian Hackenberg's backup; Stevens ran the scout team in 2015. "Trace and Tommy's numbers have

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