Penn State-Indiana: Report Card

Who made the grade an who came up short as the Nittany Lions topped the Hoosiers? We give you the lowdown.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Our report card from Penn State's 13-7 win over Indiana here Saturday.


The Nittany Lions were in dire need of a win, no matter how it came. They got it.
Grade: B


Yes, there were issues. But RB Bill Belton's long TD run mitigated IU's pick six and put the PSU defense in position to dictate tempo the rest of the game.
Grade: C


IU RB Tevin Coleman has been effective against some very good teams. We doubt he has faced a defense this fast all season, though.
Grade: A


Yes, there was a potentially disastrous blocked field goal. Overall, though, these units played well.
Grade: B


We liked that the offense became conservative in the second half, since the defense was playing so well and the special teams in general had improved from previous weeks.
Grade: B


After last season's blowout loss to the Hoosiers, the world seems right again. Once Belton scored, Penn State seemed to be in control the rest of the way.
Grade: B


QB injuries have obviously taken their toll on the Hoosiers. Looks like it's going to be a long November in these parts.
Grade: D+


Not perfect, to be sure. But the game lacked the usual Witvoet-crew theatrics, which we liked.
Grade: B


It was announced at 42,683. We're guessing it was closer to 30,000 -- and that was before some folks started to leave at halftime.
Grade: F

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