Penn State’s passing offense was a weakness all season long and a big reason for that was the lack of talent at wide receiver. Well, the Nittany Lions might be getting a big boost on the outside for the Peach Bowl against Ole Miss today.
Sophomore wide receiver Harrison Wallace III has not played for Penn State since October 28 against Indiana when he suffered a shoulder injury and was sidelined with a sling on his arm. Wallace missed the rest of the regular season, but he traveled with the team to Atlanta and has been practicing in the leadup to Saturday’s Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
In the four games that Wallace played, he recorded 15 catches for 161 yards. Despite not playing for much of the year, he is still Penn State’s sixth-leading receiver and likely would have filled the role of WR2 behind KeAndre Lambert-Smith.
On Wednesday, quarterback Drew Allar was asked about the potential of getting back one of his favorite receivers and was excited by the prospect.
Allar said, “Having Trey back is something the offense needs. I think he brings a lot of positivity to that room. He's a very consistent receiver. Obviously, as we all know, he's a very explosive receiver vertically.”
However, Allar was hesitant to reveal anything about Wallace’s status for gameday.
“As far as a playing standpoint, that's a Coach Franklin thing, and I'm not going to -- that's a Coach Franklin and Trey decision, so I don't have any input on that.”
Harrison Wallace III injury status:
Wallace’s status is UNCLEAR ahead of the Noon ET kickoff in Atlanta.
UPDATE: Wallace is participating in warmups pregame.