Three future Nittany Lions made their presence known as Pennsylvania defeated Ohio for the second consecutive year in the Big 33 Classic, scoring in all quarters to post a 28-10 victory. Read on to learn how each future Lion did in the 50th anniversary edition of the all-star classic. This story includes audio file.
played almost exclusively on offense, but saw some action on the kick coverage team. Moye was the favorite target of Pennsylvania Player of the Game, quarterback Dan Persa
), and led all receivers with 76 yards on five receptions. Moye accounted for Pennsylvania's third touchdown, a 12-yard grab in the third quarter to put the game out of reach for the Ohio contingent.
FOS Audio: Derek Moye talks about his game
Drew Astorino saw time on both sides of the ball, and had an impressive game. With Pennsylvania holding a precarious 14-10 lead, and Ohio driving before the end of the first half, Astorino successfully defended two consecutive deep passes in the left flat to preserve a lead. Astorino also hauled in an 11-yard toss from Chris Whitney to keep a Pennsylvania drive alive.
Astorino frequently lined up in the slot, inside Moye, providing Pennsylvania with a dual Nittany Lion threat to the outside.
Nate Stupar played defense exclusively, primarily as a standup defensive end. From this position he consistently disrupted the Ohio backfield and recorded one of Pennsylvania's eight sacks on the night, wrapping up Ohio quarterback Andrew Wright for a 14-yard loss to shut down a promising Ohio drive.
FOS Audio: Stupar reflects on the game and the sack