Brandon Moseby-Felder Needs to Take Pressure Off of Allen Robinson in Penn State Passing Game
The Penn State Nittany Lions are quite possibly the worst-kept secret in college football. Aside from their impressive 8-4 record last season, everyone knows that Bill O’Brien is one of the best young coaches in the game, they’re recruiting talent that will keep them relevant for the few years that are left until the program is off sanctions and every top-tier program in the Big Ten knows that this squad can crush their championship aspirations with no remorse whatsoever on any given week.
Also one of the worst-kept secrets is that Penn State possesses one of the most dynamic wide receivers in the nation in junior Allen Robinson. Shocking many by not being one of the players to take advantage of the immediate transfer option last year, the sophomore wowed everyone in 2012 with 77 receptions for 1,013 yards and 11 touchdowns. He and QB Matt McGloin were a nightmare at times for opposing defenses collectively.
This season though, with a new quarterback coming in, it can’t work that way. Someone else needs to become an integral part of the PSU passing attack and create more of a sense of balance on offense.
To ease this transition, this is where senior Brandon Moseby-Felder steps in.
With numbers that have progressed upward throughout his entire career in Happy Valley, Moseby-Felder needs to produce an increase in those numbers once again in his final season on campus. The senior wasn’t exactly absent last season as he caught 31 passes for 437 yards and a touchdown, however a more stringent focus on Robinson this season will give Moseby-Felder more opportunities in the passing game which he needs to capitalize on.
Penn State, offensively, could shape up to be one of the most dynamic offenses in the Big Ten. The powerful Zach Zwinak returns at running back along with the debut of redshirt freshman Akeel Lynch, Kyle Carter is expected to keep the trend going of athletic, pass-catching entities at tight end and both QBs battling for the position this summer have the full confidence of O’Brien, whom I fully trust at evaluating the effectiveness of the person in that position.
Moseby-Felder doesn’t have to contend for the Biletnikoff Award by any means, but if he can bump that yardage number up to somewhere around the 800-900 range and find the end zone a couple more times, he’ll prove to be the piece that completes the Penn State offensive puzzle.
Jack is a College Football Writer for Rant Sports. Follow Jack on Twitter @JackJ14RS