MSU: Report Card

See who made the grade and who failed in Penn State's disaster at Michigan State Saturday.

OVERALL: There was some good stuff in this game. But how can it NOT be overshadowed by the epic collapse?
Grade: D

OFFENSE: Say what you will about missed opportunities and the late drive that came up 24 yards short. You score 31 points in a game, you ought to win.
Grade: B

DEFENSE: We got the sense the victory celebration began just a tad early in this one. The PSU defense officially got too big for its britches.
Grade: F

SPECIAL TEAMS: Penn State got some things done with the old trickeration. In the end, however, the Lions were … uh … out-trickerationed.
Grade: C-

COACHING: The players are taking their cues from someone in a disaster such as this.
Grade: D

INTANGIBLES: A lousy crowd. An opponent looking to hand them a win with three turnovers. A 17-point second-half lead. And the Lions still found a way to mess it up.
Grade: F

OTHER GUY: I wise old coach once said, “Sometimes you have to give the other guy credit.” So we're doing that, even though we were thoroughly unimpressed with MSU.
Grade: B

OFFICIALS: Is it third down? No, fourth down. No, third down. Who's on first?
Grade: D-

CROWD: Incredible that a third of the house left early in the third quarter with their team trailing 24-7.
Grade: C-

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