#PSUvsOSU: FOS Report Card

Who made the grade and who came up short as Penn State sustained a 63-14 loss at No. 4 Ohio State? We let you know right here.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Our report card from No. 4 Ohio State's 63-14 beatdown of Penn State at the Horseshoe Saturday night

OVERALL: The “+” here is in acknowledgment of Ohio State's talent. That's right, we are giving the other guy some credit. But a 49-point loss is a 49-point loss.
Grade: F+

OFFENSE: Rookie QB Christian Hackenberg had his hands full. We later learned he was injured. But RB Bill Belton had a nice game and the WRs did some good things.
Grade: D

DEFENSE: This unit had no answers for Braxton Miller and company.
Grade: F

SPECIAL TEAMS: Giving up a 49-yard kickoff return after scoring your only TD of the first half is not a good thing.
Grade: C

COACHING: Not sure there was anything the staff could have done better from an X's and O's standpoint. But whatever motivational buttons Bill O'Brien and his staff were trying to push as this thing got out of hand clearly did not work.
Grade: D-

INTANGIBLES: Midway through the first quarter, it was clear Penn State had no shot in this game.
Grade: F

OTHER GUY: This marked the first time this season the Buckeyes looked like the nation's No. 4 team. Impressive stuff.
Grade: A+

OFFICIALS: Not that it made a difference in the game. But Dave Witvoet's crew was working Saturday night, so you knew it was going to be ugly. Hackenberg was flattened during a dead ball in the first quarter and WR Allen Robinson was tackled while the ball was in the air to him in the second. No flag either time.
Grade: F

CROWD: The throng of 105,889 was the fourth-largest in Ohio Stadium history. And they enjoyed every second of this one.
Grade: A


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