Penn State Football LB on Purdue opener: ‘A statement game’

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Penn State Football linebacker Ellis Brooks (13) celebrates during the Michigan Wolverines versus Penn State Nittany Lions game on November 13, 2021 at Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA. (Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire)

The Calendar is ready to turn to September which means the return of College Football. As the 2022 regular season rapidly approaches, Penn State Football is ready to prove to the world that they are a far better program today than they finished one year ago.

As the Nittany Lions get ready to do battle with Purdue, Senior linebacker Jonathan Sutherland spoke to the Media on Monday, and was asked if it a good thing to start the season right off the bat with a conference opponent

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“I like it,” Sutherland says. “It’s a statement game. Anytime you can go on the road, into a Big Ten Conference [foe], in the first game of the season, it’s a great opportunity to showcase what our team is about.” 

Personally, do believe this is a very good thing to start the football season off with a conference opponent, especially to see and to show the rest of the conference that you should not be taken lightly and be a serious contender.

While Penn State Football enters this season with tempered expectations, some analysts believe the Lions have the pieces in place to be a “sleeper” team in the Big Ten. 

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