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Nittany Lions defense zeroes in on Forcier

10/24/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier has an uncanny ability to keep plays alive with his feet, but Penn State's defensive front is doing a nice job keeping him grounded.

After a slow start, the Lions have turned up the heat on Forcier. Linebackers Navorro Bowman and Josh Hull both recorded sacks, and linemen Jared Odrick and Jerome Hayes are getting good penetration. Michigan's David Moosman has taken over at center for the injured David Molk.

The Lions lead 10-7 and have moved the ball well on Michigan, racking up 128 yards in the first quarter.