We’re nearly ready for Penn State’s road game recovery effort at Purdue University.
To sum up things:
It’s really cold for early November — temperatures around 40 degrees with a stiff breeze making it feel even colder.
It was pouring earlier in the day, even sleeting a bit here in West Lafayette.
Which means that it should be an interesting game for the quarterbacks throwing, especially for Penn State’s Matt McGloin, who won’t have arguably his most reliable target, tight end Kyle Carter.
Carter, the redshirt freshman, was left back in State College with a foot injury.
Of course, the Lions do possess a few other pretty sure-handed tight ends in Matt Lehman and Jesse James.
Also of note is the homecoming for Penn State punter Alex Butterworth and kicker Sam Ficken.
Both are from Indiana, with Ficken even living in West Lafayette for four years while growing up.
And there’s this: The team did not arrive into the area until about 10 p.m. last night because of minor plane problems back in State College.
Wondering if that will have any effect.