CBs Face Tough Test vs. Miller

CBs Face Tough Test vs. Miller

Penn State's young cornerbacks prepare to face dynamic playmaker.
UNIVERSITY PARK, CENTRE COUNTY - A big question looms in Happy Valley - how will Penn State limit Buckeye quarterback Braxton Miller?

Bill O’Brien calls the junior one of the nation's five best players.

Miller's developed into a true dual threat this year, completing 70 percent of throws to complement his playmaker running ability.

Defending the pass will come down to two very young Penn State corners, including sophomore Jordan Lucas, who leads the team in pass break ups with seven to go along with an interception in the Nittany Lions win against Michigan.

“Jordan Lucas is one of the better football players on our team,” O’Brien says. “He's just a great, competitive kid, tough, plays hurt, very good in man coverage, really good in zone coverage of understanding routes, got great ball skills.”

O’Brien also says Lucas has the versatility to play safety if needed, similar to junior Adrian Amos who has played both positions this year.
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