Commentary

King-Manningham matchup one to watch when Penn State visits Ann Arbor

Updated: September 19, 2007, 9:39 PM ET
By Bruce Hooley | Special to ESPN.com
Joe Paterno gets testy whenever Penn State's eight consecutive losses to Michigan come up, so he can't feel good about having a fumbling concern with tailback Austin Scott entering the Big Ten opener Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. (ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET). Scott fumbled twice on his first three carries in a 45-24 win over Buffalo, leaving the door open for fellow fifth-year senior Rodney Kinlaw. Kinlaw gained a career-high 129 yards on 23 carries.

So who starts at Michigan?

"I don't think anybody is the No. 1 tailback when you have two kids that are as equal as they are," Paterno said. Scott's leash has to be getting shorter, since he's now fumbled four times this season.