OVERALL: We know the comp was not top of the line (or even close to it). But Penn State didn't make many mistakes and nobody got hurt.
OFFENSE: Wisely kept things relatively simple. No sense showing any more of the new offense than a few basics.
DEFENSE: Not bad overall. But the Lions sure looked a bit soft up the gut on occasion.
SPECIAL TEAMS: As expected, Penn State dominated in just about every area.
COACHING: Got good work for a lot of players but also dialed it back when things got out of hand.
INTANGIBLES: Can't say these came into play in this one.
OTHER GUY: Pretty much what we expected. Some extra credit for fighting until the very end.
OFFICIALS: Nothing really jumped out at us, which is always a good sign.
CROWD: Feeble effort by the usually impressive student section.