OVERALL: A nice bounce-back win -- on the road -- against a team that had played well against some solid competition earlier in the season.
OFFENSE: Overall the Lions did damage. But they left a lot of points on the field in the first half.
DEFENSE: Gerald Hodges and company dominated when the game was still in question. The Boilers completed one of their first 12 first downs.
COACHING: We can (and do) nitpick. But this ended up being an easy Big Ten road win. Nice work overall by Bill O'Brien and the staff.
INTANGIBLES: Penn State played like it was supposed to win. Grade: A+
OTHER GUY: Purdue played like it was supposed to lose. Not sure how much longer the overmatched Danny Hope can hang on here.
OFFICIALS: They had no impact on the outcome. But they sure seemed to miss some obvious stuff.
CROWD: The fans have obviously given up on their team.