OVERALL: Not sure anyone other than the Lions themselves saw this sort of beat-down coming.
OFFENSE: The NASCAR attack shifted into high gear and stayed there when it mattered.
DEFENSE: The Lion D threw a shutout when the game still mattered.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Some good. Some really bad new. This continues to be an area of concern in terms of giving up big plays and inconsistent play from the kicker and punter.
COACHING: At the end of the day, Bill O'Brien and company coached circles around Kirk Ferentz and crew.
INTANGIBLES: It has been a long time since we've seen PSU play with this kind of confidence in Iowa City.
OTHER GUY: Somehow this team was 2-0 in the Big Ten, with a road win over Michigan State.
OFFICIALS: Nothing really impacted the outcome. But some dicey interference calls (or non-calls).
CROWD: The stripe thing sure was cool.