The Penn State offense struggled last week against Ohio State with just 12 points and the Nittany Lions punted on their first two drives against Indiana in Week 9. Now, James Franklin’s team could be without their second-leading wide receiver Harrison Wallace III.
Wallace was targetted on a 3rd and two in the first quarter and couldn’t hang onto the ball. The bigger issue is that he appeared to injure his shoulder and stayed down after the play. Wallace was helped off and is questionable to return.
On the season, Wallace has 15 catches for 161 yards which are both second to KeAndre Lambert-Smith among Penn State wide receivers. He is also behind tight end Theo Johnson in receptions and yardage.
Wallace is averaging 10.7 yards per reception this year, so he isn’t exactly the deep threat Penn State is desperate for, but Penn State is struggling to move the chains at all, so the sophomore wide receiver from Montgomery Alabama will be a big loss if he is unable to return.
Right after the injury, Indiana quarterback Brendan Sorsby completed a Dequece Carter who took it 90 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 Hoosiers’ lead. Indiana has led 7-0 in each of its last two matchups first against Michigan, then against Rutgers. The Hoosiers lost both games and against Michigan were held scoreless the rest of the way.
Harrison Wallace’s current injury status
The CBS broadcast has yet to update his status, but he was injured attempting to make a catch in the first quarter of Penn State’s matchup with Indiana.
Update 12:50 pm: