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The loss sucked. No way to say it didn't. PSU fans, and players, are thirsty for some success & we were hoping that that would start with a victory against Ohio. Unfortunately that didn't happen, and Ohio very well may go 12-0 but a Penn State team should never lose to a MAC team...no matter how good. Still, I'm proud of this team & I'm proud of Penn State. It's important that this team continues to fight, and it's important that we continue to show support for them. Losing sucks, and unfortunately it's a strong possibility there will be a lot of losses for the next 5+ years, but we need to continue to stick behind our university. As a student, I can't wait for the Navy game, and I hope the rest of the students & alumni share my excitement. It's gonna be a tough few years, and I think the Ohio game signified that, but that doesn't mean WE should quit because WE ARE...PENN STATE.
Disregard the Silas profile pic BTW. I need to change that ASAP.
The worst part about the loss is that it's what the NCAA and media wanted. Every Penn State fan wanted to shove this season down their throats by winning as much as possible with a big f u to all the naysayers. It was never realistic to expect a 12-0 season, but 8-4 or 9-3 was possible depending on the play calling and execution.
Based on what I saw (and a lot of others) on Saturday, we're probably going to be a .500 team this year and it will be tough to dig ourselves out in future years due to the sanctions. This and the coming years is what will separate the fair weather fans from the true fans. We need to continue to support the football team, the local economy and Penn State through these growing pains no matter how we fair on the field.
Appreciate the note PK5 and I agree with your statement.
To be a champion you must act like one, act like a champion.
- Lou Ferrigno
I dont know how much the sanctions really affected this game. Besides Redd and Brown, this is the team we would have fielded regardless. I think on both sides of the ball, players are still learning new schemes and playbooks, coaches are still learning how to work with each other on game day, and a new starting lineup on both sides learning how to play with each other.
There are no dress rehearsals in college. You have to learn on the fly, and this was a tough game even without sanctions.
I've never seen a more coulda-woulda-shoulda game than this one.
1) Fumble on the opening drive near FG territory
2) Muffed punt inside our own 20
3) Volleyball tip interception-turned-touchdown
So a game goes from 24-0 to 14-10. Just amazing.
Losing is difficult no matter what way you look at it. Some of the positives that I saw were discipline (1 penalty), mcgloin and the receivers/ tight ends. I know we dropped some passes but Allen Robinson is looking like a go to guy. It was the first game and there are still plenty of things to work out including proper defense as Ohio was not a team to blitz. UVA will be tuff I watched them beat fsu in Tallahassee last year. They are disciplined but lack big play guys. Their qb is a pocket passer and rb is serviceable and smart - watch the wheel route!! They are also disciplined on defense and refuse to allow big plays. With all that being said we should be able to get some pressure on the qb and force some mistakes. I expect a psu win along the lines of 20-17.
I like your thinking Talla.
This game is more than winnable, tuff task - yes, but win the turnover battle and it is a victory. I hope that mcgloin can use the pump fake this week and look downfield as their dbs will be trying to jump the short routes. Keys to victory:
1. Field position - take a knee on kickoffs.
2. Early lead - confidence will be huge
3. Pressure on the qb - he is not a runner and oh I forgot, watch the wheel route!
Above everything else, this team and fanbase needs to shed the black cloud hanging over its head. Being up 14-3 and having a bad luck play happen doesn't spell doom. You get up and punch them in the mouth and keep going. But that did not seem to happen. The team folded.
And if you were there, I want someone to tell me the crowd was not out of it at 17-14. Once we got behind, it was a sense of loss and it was still the fourth quarter. But we had no confidence in the team's ability to come back. No confidence that MM could lead them back from the momentum shift.
Sure the Defense was horrific on third down. But the O needed to give them some help. We only gave up 24 points. We got the ball on two separate possessions down by only 3. But the offense was done.
From the Green side ... They schemed well against our personnel, and Tettleton was on fire. It was a precision attack. So you give it to them for their preparation and execution. We need to better defend that type of attack or it will be repeated all year.
The crowd fell out of it when the flukey TD happened at 14-10.
We tried, but everyone felt it just slipping away.
This team beat themselves because they are young. You should look at the positives, these kids are only going to get better as they gain more experiance and will be very good in the years to come. There is a future and don't get bogged down with the doomsday fans becaus Ohio DID NOT roll PSU.
I think our OL did pretty decent, not great for the most part of the game. They need to open better holes for the RB. We also need a RB to step up.
But I think the Defense this year is what's going to carry the team and last game was pretty bad in my opinion on the defensive side of the ball. We have good players, just need a little better play calling.
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