Penn State junior college transfer offensive tackle Paris Palmer's major-college debut was a tough one. He started at left tackle vs. Temple Sept. 5, and the Owls proceeded to rack up 10 sacks in a 27-10 win.
Of course, not all of those were Palmer's fault. But photos, videos and giffs of his failing to protect franchise QB Christian Hackenberg went viral.
Against Buffalo Saturday, Palmer was replaced at LT in an offensive line shuffle that saw RT Andrew Nelson slide over.
But then Nelson sustained what appeared to be a left knee injury on the last play of the first half. Head coach James Franklin had Palmer replace him in the second half, and the big man had a much better day than he did in the opener.
Hackerberg was not sacked in the game and PSU rushed for 200 yards. Franklin talks about Palmer above.