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Oct 11, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Devin Funchess (1) makes a catch while being defended by Penn State Nittany Lions safety Ryan Keiser (23) during the first quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

In a season that looked very promising at the start, the Penn State Nittany Lions are now reeling a bit, having lost two-straight conference games. The Nittany Lions were defeated on Saturday 18-13 by the Michigan Wolverines. While the losses themselves are bad, what’s even more concerning is the way the team has looked, especially in its most recent effort.

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The Nittany Lions started strong in the first quarter, something that had been an issue previously, but failed to get into the end zone twice and had to settle for early field goals. Then, the offense totally fizzled out and failed to score in the second half. In fact, the Nittany Lions could barely move the ball after halftime.

Penn State now returns home for another bye week before hosting the Ohio State Buckeyes on October 25 in Beaver Stadium.

While the loss in Ann Arbor was a bad one, there were still some bright spots for the Nittany Lions.

In this week’s installment of a VBR weekly series, we have assigned grades to each Penn State position group. Feel free to chime in with any and all of your agreements and disagreements!