Penn State vs Maryland Game Grades

8 of 10

Nov 1, 2014; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions cornerback Jordan Lucas (9) gestures to the crowd during the game against the Maryland Terrapins during the fourth quarter at Beaver Stadium. Maryland defeated Penn State 20-19. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports


The secondary limited the Maryland passing attack to just 161 yards on Saturday. Marcus Allen had another big game, picking up 11 tackles, a sack and a breakup. Jordan Lucas was stellar in coverage, as always. Trevor Williams also got in the mix to force a fumble for the defense. The secondary has been very good, albeit without generating a whole lot of big plays. As long as the unit can continue to limit yards and start forcing some more turnovers, they’ll be very good. Three 15-yard penalty calls (two on Allen, one on Lucas) are inexcusable and they need to be able to hold their emotions in check.

Grade: A-