Penn State Football starting quarterback Drew Allar exited Saturday’s win over Rutgers in the third quarter, one play after taking a hard hit on his throwing shoulder on a designed quarterback run.
While the sophomore quarterback exited the medical tent with his helmet in hand a few minutes later, Allar did not return to action against the Scarlet Knights and backup quarterback Beau Pribula helped Penn State seal the win, primarily on the ground.
In talking to the media at the post-game press conference, Franklin mentioned, “I don’t see this being significant…but we will see.”
James Franklin on Drew Allar’s injury: “I don’t see this being significant, but we will see”
— Max Ralph (@maxralph_) November 18, 2023
Franklin further added that it’s hard to have a full understanding of the situation immediately after the game.
Franklin will speak to the media again Monday at his weekly press conference and Wednesday after practice, where there will surely be plenty of questions surrounding QB1’s status heading into a Black Friday matchup against Michigan State for the Land Grant Trophy.
If Allar is unable to go, Penn State may see a much heavier focus on the rushing attack against Michigan State’s defense Friday.
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— Penn State FB Thoughts (@PSU_FB_Thoughts) November 18, 2023