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PSU-Michigan: The FOS Report Card

Who graded out poorly and who graded out VERY poorly Saturday? We rate the Nittany Lions coming out of their 49-10 loss to the Wolverines.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Our report card from Penn State's 49-10 shellacking at the hands of Michigan.


Sure, Michigan is the much more talented and experienced program at this point, and nearly everyone expected the Wolverines to roll. But a 39-point loss can only result in one grade.

Grade: F


Colorado scored 28 points on Michigan. Penn State managed only 10?  There were plays to be made that simply were not.

Grade: F


We have to give some allowance for the unreal bad luck Penn State has had at linebacker. 

Grade: D


Jabrill Peppers popped one long punt return for the Wolverines but otherwise PSU was pretty solid on special teams.

Grade: C+


The Nittany Lions came out flat (again). The pattern of early, momentum-killing mistakes continues to plague this team. And there were a couple of very dicey decisions on fourth downs.

Grade: F


Michigan played will all sorts of swagger. Only a handful of Nittany Lions did the same.

Grade: F


Michigan looked like the No. 4 team in the country. We'll get a better idea of how good the Wolverines are when Wisconsin visits next week.

Grade: A


Why bother having video review of targeting calls if the review official is going to be unwilling to overturn it?

Grade: D


A throng of 110,319 showed up. And they were into it even after the game became a laugher.

Grade: A

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