Penn State Blue-White in the rearview: Key takeaways from the Lions’ final practice of spring
Penn State running back Saquon Barkley talks with Big Ten Network commentator and Nittany Lion letterman Anthony Adams during the annual Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium on April 22, 2017. Joe Hermitt | firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, it may have been a fun Blue-White game for the diehard Penn State fan, but it wasn’t much of a competition. The Blue side, stacked with regulars, demolished the White team 26-0 Saturday at Beaver Stadium. Here are my takeaways from the 2017 scrimmage …
Penn State quarterback Tommy Stevens throws during the annual Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium on April 22, 2017. Joe Hermitt | email@example.com
Trace McSorley, the returning starter, was a second-team All-Big Ten pick last season. But the PSU coaching staff was pleased with backup Tommy Stevens’ development throughout winter and spring and Stevens delivered a standout effort against an overmatched White defense, throwing for 216 yards and three touchdowns. He threw the ball with velocity and accuracy.
“I don’t think it will be too hard to do,’’ Stevens said Saturday when asked about the team putting 2016 behind it and focusing on 2017.
“Obviously, it was a great year and great to experience that and accomplish those goals from last year, but it’s over. There’s no going back and reliving it so I feel that we are going to do the things that we can this year and working as hard as we can. The ultimate goal is to get back to where we were and keep this thing rolling in the right direction.”