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Penn State pregame: Lions great Paul Posluszny is in the house, and Michigan’s Blake Corum is out today

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greets fans as the team arrives at Beaver Stadium for the Michigan game on Nov. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT greets fans as the team arrives at Beaver Stadium for the Michigan game on Nov. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

STATE COLLEGE – Greetings from the Beaver Stadium press box. Big one here with Big Ten East powers Michigan (8-1) and Penn State (6-3) getting set to collide today.

The weather is raw and there is a slight chance of rain early.

Here are some notes.

Corum out. Michigan’s offense will be without talented runner Blake Corum, who left the Wolverines’ win over Indiana early last week with a lower-leg injury. Corum, who has 778 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns, was questionable all week. Without Corum, Michigan will ride 220-pound back Hassan Haskins, who leads the Wolverines in rushing with 829 yards and 11 scores. Haskins carried 27 times for a career-high 168 yards and a touchdown against Indiana.

Penn State letterman Paul Posluszny poses for a photo during warm ups before the Michigan game on Nov. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com © JOE HERMITT Penn State letterman Paul Posluszny poses for a photo during warm ups before the Michigan game on Nov. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

Luketa warms up. Penn State defensive end Jesse Luketa participated in pregame warmups. The Lions’ defensive line was without Luketa against Maryland. He missed the contest with an unspecified injury. Luketa, a linebacker prior to 2021, has been a key player for the Lions at the end spot. He has 40 tackles, six tackles for loss and five quarterback hits.

Posluszny honorary captain. Penn State great Paul Posluszny, a two-time All-American linebacker, is the Lions’ honorary captain today. Posluszny, who enjoyed a lengthy NFL career with Buffalo and Jacksonville, was also a two-time winner of the Bednarik Award and a one-time winner of the Butkus Award.

Spread moving in U-M direction. The Wolverines, a two-point favorite at the start of the week, were back at -2 at kickoff. The line had been creeping in Penn State’s direction – moving down to Michigan -1 or pick’em – before returning to the original number.

Penn State place kicker Jordan Stout greets fans as the team arrives at Beaver Stadium for the Michigan game on Nov. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

Penn State place kicker Jordan Stout greets fans as the team arrives at Beaver Stadium for the Michigan game on Nov. 13, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com
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