The Penn State offense didn’t find much of a rhythm in the first half with Ty Howle and Ja’Juan Seider as co-offensive coordinators. The No. 12 Nittany Lions went into halftime with a struggling quarterback and a 10-6 lead over the 6-4 Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
Drew Allar was having more success on the ground than through the air, but after taking a big hit and delivering another errant throw that sailed into the sideline, Allar was sent to the sideline and replaced by backup redshirt freshman Beau Pribula.
At first, it wasn’t clear if Allar was injured or replaced for poor play with just six completions for 79 yards against Rutgers. Then reports began to surface that Allar was being looked at in the medical tent on the Penn State sideline.
Pribula used his legs on his first drive with three runs for 44 total yards that took the Nittany Lions down inside the Rutgers 10-yard line, but Pribula was stopped on a fourth-and-one quarterback sneak to keep the score at 10-6.
On the season, Pribula is 7/17 passing for 81 yards and two touchdowns. He’s primarily used as a change-of-pace runner by James Franklin, so Penn State’s offense will look a lot different if Allar is unable to return.
With the way the game was going for Allar against Greg Schiano’s defense, Franklin might not go back to his starting quarterback even if does have a clean bill of health.
Drew Allar injury status:
Drew Allar took a big hit against Rutgers and is being evaluated in the injury tent on the Penn State sideline.