Saturday's player to watch: C Stankiewitch 

November, 16, 2012
11/16/12
9:00
AM ET
Everyone will closely watch Zach Zwinak and Allen Robinson, but who else should play a critical role in Saturday's game? NittanyNation ventures outside the box against Indiana.

[+] EnlargeMatt Stankiewitch
Rich Barnes/US PresswireMatt Stankiewitch's blocking up the middle against Indiana's experienced DTs will be key on Saturday.
This week's impact player: Matt Stankiewitch, fifth-year senior center

This game has the potential to be a lopsided affair, and Stankiewitch could play a crucial role in determining just how much. The Hoosiers have allowed 244 rushing yards a game -- the third-worst mark in the country -- and have permitted more than five yards a carry. That means Penn State is likely to run it early and run it often, and nowhere is Indiana's defense more experienced than the interior.

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

Penn State 2015 Class Debuts At No. 3
Craig Haubert discusses recent additions to the Nittany Lions' 2015 class and first-year coach James Franklin's success on the recruiting trail.Tags: Adam McLean, Ryan Bates, Penn State Nittany Lions, James Franklin
VIDEO PLAYLIST video