Penn State vs Maryland Game Grades

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Nov 1, 2014; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) calls a play at the line against the Maryland Terrapins during the first quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive Line

The original starters on the offensive line weren’t getting the job done. Take away the starting left tackle, reshuffle the rest and you have a mess of a line. Hackenberg was sacked five times, albeit he still needs to get rid of the ball quicker, and the line paved the way for a whopping 1-yard per carry. Add in the countless other times Hack was running for his life and the line’s performance sure doesn’t look good. However, when you have a backup center starting, a center playing right tackle and the right tackle playing left tackle, what do you expect?

Anyone that thinks the sanctions still aren’t affecting this team, look no further.

Grade: F