Penn State OT Andrew Nelson Helped From Field

The Nittany Lions' best offensive lineman was hurt at the end of the first half vs. Buffalo.

Penn State moved redshirt sophomore Andrew Nelson from right to left tackle to shore up its offensive line vs. Buffalo here Saturday.

The Nittany Lions did not give up a sack in the first half, after giving up 10 vs. Temple in the opener.

But on the final play of the half, Nelson was injured. It appeared to be his left leg. He was attended to on the field as the rest of the team headed to the locker room. Nelson was eventually helped to the locker room.

There has been no report from Penn State on the extent or specific nature of the injury.

Nelson did not take the field with his teammates in the second half. PSU led 10-0 at the break.

Paris Palmer took over at left tackle in the second half.

Nelson was injured when Buffalo DE jackson Solomon took a wide rush around PSU RT Brendan Mahon. QB Christian Hackenberg stepped up into the pocket, and completed a pass to TE Kyle Carter. But Solomon was blocked into the back of Nelson's legs as Nelson was engaged with Bull DE Demone Harris.


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