OFFENSE: We actually didn't think this group was that bad. All in all, we figured if PSU scored 24 in this game it would have won.
DEFENSE: Give this side of the ball credit for rallying in the second half. But that second-quarter disaster can't be overlooked.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Not much to complain about here, either. Kicking, coverage and returns were all fine.
COACHING: When a team self-destructs in a single quarter, something is not right with the coaching. Things were especially rough for the defense.
INTANGIBLES: Penn State never seemed to have any juice in this game.
OTHER GUY: Not sure if this is the best team in the nation. But the Trojans exploited Penn State's awful second quarter to perfection, all but putting away the game.
OFFICIALS: Don't blame the zebras for Penn State's nine penalties. We thought the SEC crew did a good job.
CROWD: What an effort by the Penn State fans who traveled across the country. Incredible stuff.