Penn State linebacker Nate Stupar fields questions on the defense, linebackers, Mike Mauti and more leading up to the Indiana clash.

Penn State linebacker Nate Stupar was called into action on Saturday when teammate Michael Mauti went down with an injury. Stupar talks about the loss of Mauti, his own opportunity, the defense, Indiana, D'Anton Lynn and more.

Get an excerpt of his comments here and click the link below for his full interview.

On Mike Mauti handling the injury:

"When that injury happened obviously I was devastated and concerned how he would react. A lto of people would be down, but Mike hasn't acted that way at all. He's been uplifting and energetic. Sean Lee did that. It helps us to have someone like that on the squads. Maut's has been doing really well and it's really good to see that."

On what Mauti has been up to since the injury:

"You can get a sense of how he is around the locker room. He's been at practice trying to help. He's at practice and wants to remain active with the squad."

On if his season has been "strange" with not initially getting a starting nod:

"I think God has a plan for me and works in mysterious ways. My dad told me to keep my head down and just be ready for the opportunity. I just need to keep on going every day for the team's sake and my sake."

On watching games from the bench:

"Some parts can be..."

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