Our report card from Penn State’s 29-7 win over Indiana at Beaver Stadium Saturday.
OVERALL: If you had Penn State winning this game by three touchdowns, please raise your hand. (We didn’t think so.)
OFFENSE: We liked the job John Donovan and company did calling plays. The execution was not perfect, but good enough on this day.
DEFENSE: Sure, it was against backup QB(s). But that’s still a dangerous Indiana offense. PSU’s attacking style stymied the Hoosiers’ hurry-up style.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Maybe the Big Toe doesn’t like kicking in perfect conditions. PSU can only hope that was an aberration. And falling for an onside kick?
COACHING: Nice preparation and adjustments on both sides of the ball.
INTANGIBLES: Indiana remains winless (0-8) in Happy Valley.
OTHER GUY: Key injuries and a post-Ohio State hangover hurt.
OFFICIALS: Missed some calls both ways. Hard to believe the IU O-line was not flagged for holding even once given how PSU’s D-line was ripping through it.
CROWD: Can’t even crack 100k for Homecoming? We’re guessing this will be the last time you see five straight home games for Penn State.