Why Auburn's pass defense vs. Penn State's pass offense will be the matchup to watch

Penn State has a dynamic duo at wide receiver that has already proven to be explosive in 2021. Auburn's secondary has had a solid start but wants more.

Before we get to today’s story, I wanted to make sure that everyone reading saw the GoFundMe that was started by Auburn center Nick Brahms to raise money for tight end Luke Deal’s family.

Deal’s father, Chris, was recently diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Brahms and many of Deal’s teammates have donated and gotten the word out about the GoFundMe on social media and are asking for Auburn fans to join them. Here is a link to donate.

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Penn State has long been known as “Linebacker U.” It would be highly ranked in any discussion of “Defensive Line U,” and it would have a decent shot to be in any arguments for the top 10 “Running Back U” schools in college football.

But when Bryan Harsin opened Penn State week for Auburn on Monday afternoon with his press conference, the first two names of Nittany Lions he mentioned were… wide receivers.

Harsin opened with Jahan Dotson, a senior who was third-team All Big Ten in 2020 and got some honorable mention nods …

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