• Belton: ‘Supa Six’ committed to Penn State

    Sophomore running back Bill Belton said Wednesday that he and his five teammates known as the “Supa Six” are planning to play at Penn State next year.

    “I can say we are definitely committed to the program,” Belton said. “We believe in Coach (Bill) O’Brien and the coaching staff. That basically answers that question.”

    Belton ran 16 times for 103 yards and three touchdowns last week in a 38-14 victory over Iowa. It was his first 100-yard game and it came after he was hampered by a sprained ankle that he suffered in the season opener.

    The other members of the “Supa Six” are wide receiver Allen Robinson, tight end Kyle Carter, left tackle Donovan Smith, defensive end Deion Barnes and cornerback Adrian Amos , all starters. Belton, Robinson and Amos are sophomores; Carter, Smith and Barnes are redshirt freshmen.

    “They’re good players in the program,” quarterback Matt McGloin said. “They’re impact players. They’re definitely going to need to be leaders next year. A lot of guys appreciate what they do and respect the way they play the game.

    “If they’re all staying, a lot of guys will look at that and say, ‘Hey, we want to stay, too, and do some good things with them.’ ”

    Robinson leads Penn State with 47 catches for 563 yards and eight touchdowns, and Carter is the second-leading receiver with 29 catches for 364 yards and one score. Barnes leads the Lions with four sacks and five tackles for loss.

    Once the season ends Nov. 24, Penn State players are free to transfer to other schools without sitting out a season because of the NCAA sanctions.

    “We talked it over as a group,” Belton said. “We committed to this coaching staff and we’re not leaving – at all.”

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