Penn State vs Ohio State Game Grades

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Oct 25, 2014; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions running back Bill Belton (1) scores a touchdown in the first overtime against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive Line

Broken record alert: the offensive line is still very bad. The O-Line generated zero push in the run game and Christian Hackenberg was sacked five times. While there were times where the unit looked serviceable against an extremely good Buckeyes defensive line, it was still an unimpressive showing and it could get worse. Donovan Smith was injured late in the game and while there has been no word yet on the extent, the loss of him would be devastating. We’re to the point where you know what you’re getting from the unit and it isn’t good. Take away the best of the starting five and things could get uglier.

Grade: D