OVERALL: We know Penn State played with heart. But a three-touchdown loss is a three-touchdown loss. No way we can give a passing grade here.
OFFENSE: The Nittany Lions managed only 283 total yards and no scores while turning over the ball four times.
DEFENSE: There were breakdowns all over the place early. And for the second-straight game, the Penn State defense failed to create a turnover.
COACHING: We don't really have a problem with the game plans. The players just didn't execute them very well.
INTANGIBLES: Outside of PSU burning a couple of timeouts, we never got the sense that the loud crowd took the Lions out of their game. The Crimson Tide did a good enough job of that, though.
OTHER GUY: If there were any doubts that 'Bama deserves to be No. 1, there are not any more. This without their best offensive and defensive players.
OFFICIALS: Ugh. How did Dave Without find his way into this game? Overall, though, the zebras were OK.
CROWD: A loud and respectful bunch. Not sure we've every seen the Lions get their butts whipped before a friendlier group.