UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State will get a boost on defense when Central Florida comes to Beaver Stadium on Saturday night in a battle of 2-0 teams.
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien confirmed on Tuesday that the Nittany Lions will get back linebackers Mike Hull and Ben Kline after both sat out last week's game against Eastern Michigan with unspecified injuries.
Both linebackers are practicing this week, O'Brien said.
Kline is a Dallastown High School graduate who had offseason shoulder surgery. He played in the opening win over Syracuse, making two tackles, but sat out last week's game. The 6-foot, 2-inch, 229-pound redshirt sophomore is backup at outside linebacker and a special-teams contributor.
Another York County product, Central York High School graduate Kyle Baublitz, is coming off his best game at Penn State. The 6-5, 280-pound redshirt junior defensive tackle made four tackles against Eastern Michigan.
Running back Bill Belton is probable vs. Central Florida, with an unspecified injury, while safety Ryan Keiser is questionable for the UCF game, O'Brien said.