Penn State-Wisconsin: Daryll Clark Faces First Big Test at Camp Randall

Brad GilliamContributor IOctober 10, 2008

For the first time this season, Daryll Clark and the explosive Penn State offense will play in a tough environment, Camp Randall Stadium. So far the Nittany Lions have played two games away from Beaver Stadium this season (Syracuse and Purdue).

Even though they weren’t quality opponents, it gave them a sense of what being a visiting team is like. However, none of those stadiums compare to Wisconsin’s home crowd.

Before having their streak snapped last week by the hands of Ohio State, Wisconsin had a 16-game home win streak at Camp Randall. QB Daryll Clark has a chance to silence that crowd on Saturday night.

The Badgers have lost two in a row and are on the verge of being knocked out of the Big Ten title race. Clark has the opportunity to provide the uppercut.

So far Clark hasn’t played a bad game this season, even though the schedule hasn’t been tough. He’s a very smart player, and I think that he will play a great game on the road. As one of the leaders of this Penn State team, he is confident and wants to send a message to the rest of the country.

However, don’t be surprised if Wisconsin puts pressure on Clark early. This is a desperate team that is trying to save their season.

The offensive line needs to be aware of this Badger defense. It’s not great, but they had a solid performance last week against Terrelle Pryor until the last drive. Clark is a mobile quarterback like Pryor. I think the Badgers will be prepared for him.

With the help of his offensive line and wide receivers, Daryll Clark will light up the night sky in Wisconsin.