Penn State Football: Friday Review- Penn State vs UCF

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3rd Quarter:

Our first highlighted play in the 3rd quarter shows Penn State cornerback Daquan Worley misplaying a deep pass by Justin Holman to Breshad Perriman resulting in a 50-yard competition all the way to Penn State’s one yard line.

On the play Worley allowed Perriman to get ahead of him and tried to compensate by trying to jump the route however the near-perfect throw by Holman fell right into Perriman’s hands as turned around and fell all the way to the one-yard line. Fortunately for Penn State, the secondary was pretty solid throuhout the season.

On our next highlighted play we see Christian Hackenberg find wideout receiver Geno Lewis wide open on what was a stop-and-go route as he beat three UCF secondary members to the endzone.

This play shows actually shows Hackenberg’s mental and pocket awareness as he originally looks to go for a short Bill Belton pass before he saw Geno Lewis break through the Knight’s secondary and throws the ball perfectly to Lewis in stride for the Penn State touchdown. The Nittany Lions would go up 20-10 with a minute to go in the third quarter.

Missed tackles. Luckily it wasn’t a common occurrence for the Nittany Lions in 2014 but this play was just ugly by the Penn State defense. On the play, the Nittany Lions missed at least three tackles on J.J Worton who’s original 15-20 yard reception turned into a 46-yard play. To make things worse on the play, Penn State would be called for roughing the passer resulting in a UCF first down at Penn State’s 13-yard line.

At the end of the third quarter, the Nittany Lions led 20-10 and outgained the Knights 146-110 in the third quarter.