Penn State vs. Temple Game Grades

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Nov 15, 2014; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions defensive tackle Anthony Zettel (98) pressures Temple Owls quarterback P.J. Walker (11) during the fourth quarter against the Temple Owls at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Temple 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O’Haren- USA TODAY Sports

Defensive Line

I can’t say enough about how good this defense as a whole has been.

The defensive line has been a huge part of that success. The unit only forced one sack of Temple quarterback PJ Walker, but he was running for his life throughout the game. Anthony Zettel came up with that one sack, but Austin Johnson was arguably the star of the front four. Johnson had four tackles, a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery while plugging up the gaps in the run game all day. Deion Barnes also recorded a tackle for loss and the whole unit was rotated throughout.

It was a good effort by the front four, but the rest of the defense really starred for Penn State. ‘

Grade: A-