Whether it was the defensive line, the linebackers or the secondary, the defense was clearly ahead of the offense for both Team White and Team Black.
A quick check of the linebackers, primarily Reuben Foster, Isaac Savaiinaea, Kendell Beckwith and Ben Boulware to name a few, showed more strength. Former NFL and Penn State standout Lavar Arrington was showing plenty of emotion and animation coaching the linebacker group.
There were still some good performances coming out of the offensive side, Christian Hackenberg probably the most consistent day, beginning to end, from the quarterbacks, Robert Foster and Sebastian LaRue at receiver and David Dawson and Denver Kirkland up front.
Tuesday, the offense will have their chance to answer back, but on Monday, the defense made their opening statement.
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