Penn State DT Hill holds up in return
College Football Videos
LINCOLN, Neb. — A physical game knocked out a handful of Penn State players Saturday at Memorial Stadium, but the news was not all bad for the Nittany Lions on the injury front.
Jordan Hill returned a week after spraining his left knee, and the senior defensive tackle held up against Nebraska's offensive line in Penn State's 32-23 loss.
“I felt like my first step was a little slow,” Hill said, “but once I got going it felt better.”
Hill said he knew Friday he would play against the Cornhuskers. He didn't anticipate playing as many snaps he did, but Penn State couldn't ease Hill back to action after defensive tackle James Terry left the game in the second half with what appeared to be a lower leg injury.
Terry had started in place of Hill.
“Once I get a little bit of rest, I'll be fine,” said Hill, who anticipates playing Saturday against visiting Indiana.
Hill's final road game at Penn State went down as a loss, but he said he didn't have a problem with the questionable call that resulted in a lost fumble by tight end Matt Lehman in the fourth quarter of a 27-23 game.
“I got a bunch of texts saying that he scored, but we shouldn't have been in that predicament anyway,” Hill said. “We let them come right out of halftime and start their momentum.”
Carter hurt again
Tight end Kyle Carter played despite a sprained ankle, but the redshirt freshman may have a more pressing concern.
Carter left in the third quarter with a wrist injury and did not return. He caught one pass for 12 yards.
Coach Bill O'Brien did not have an update after the game.
Running back Zach Zwinak left in the third quarter because of cramps, but the redshirt sophomore returned after getting IV treatment in the locker room.
Penn State was penalized eight times for 80 yards, including a 15-yarder after the Nittany Lions were called for sideline interference following a 16-yard punt by Nebraska's Brett Maher.
Instead of starting its final possession of the second quarter on Nebraska's 41-yard line, Penn State opened at its 44.
“From what I was told, he ran into one of our players, and I guess that's sideline interference,” O'Brien said.
When asked if he has ever seen that call made in all his years of coaching, O'Brien said, “No.”
Scott Brown is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Home price gains slow for 6th-straight month
- Liriano, Pirates beat Giants, inch closer to lead in NL Central
- Starkey: Would one big move kill Pirates’ future?
- McKeesport police arrest teen on gun charges
- Steel Valley school board president seeks donation policy
- Pirates inquire about Red Sox LHP Lester
- Pleasant Hills council awards paving contract
- Dying trees removed from Ford City park
- Steelers offensive linemen looking to build on strong 2013 finish
- Big transportation wish list pitched to state commission
- PennDOT response fails to satisfy New Kensington’s safety concerns about Route 366