Our report card from Penn State’s 28-16 loss to Michigan.
OVERALL: Penn State gave itself a chance to win in the fourth quarter before another special teams' blunder swung momentum back toward the Wolverines.
OFFENSE: The red zone was the dead zone for this group.
DEFENSE: This unit was not perfect. But it had two key takeaways and one of the TDs it allowed was when Michigan had a very short field after (another) special teams' issue.
SPECIAL TEAMS: There was some good (Von Walker’s blocked punt). But overall this unit continues to be a disaster.
COACHING: As we’ve noted before, when the players are making so many mistakes in so many areas, a lot of that comes down to the way they are being coached.
INTANGIBLES: Once Michigan went up 7-3 in this game, it just seemed like the better team to us. And it was.
OTHER GUY: We’re still not sure that it's a top-15 team. But the Wolverines are a tough group that plays with heart.
OFFICIALS: Anyone who makes Jim Harbaugh THAT mad can’t be all bad.
CROWD: Kudos to the fans for dealing with the increased security measures and eventually packing Beaver Stadium.
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