OVERALL: We know, we know
the competition was lousy. But generally speaking we thought Penn State got it done in workmanlike fashion.
OFFENSE: A little sloppy for the first time this season (three fumbles, two of them lost). That could be a problem down the road.
DEFENSE: Dominated the action until mass substitutions began in the third quarter.
COACHING: Though it was a blowout, we liked the way Joe Paterno and his staff kept working strategy deep into the second quarter.
INTANGIBLES: Off-field issues definitely have not carried over on the field. Team seems to have good chemistry so far.
OTHER GUY: Sad to see what has happened to a once-great program.
OFFICIALS: Kept things clean even when the game got out of hand. Also, the only review upheld the call on the field.
CROWD: This grade is for the Penn State backers who came strong. The Orange crowd was pathetic.