Penn State vs. Temple Game Grades

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Sep 5, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Brandon Polk (10) runs with the ball during the first quarter against the Temple Owls at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O’Haren- USA TODAY Sports

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

The only reason the grade is not an F here is because of true freshman Brandon Polk’s speed on two jet sweeps and Chris Godwin pulling in five catches for 82 yards. Other than that, these guys didn’t do much.  I know you can’t do much when your quarterback has no time to throw the ball, but the receivers constantly couldn’t get separation and there were also some drops.

Paging the tight ends.  I didn’t hear their names called once today.  Why do we even have tight ends if they aren’t going to be utilized? They clearly weren’t helping in pass protection and the day ended with one tipped pass thrown in the direction of Mike Gesicki.

The tight end can be a valuable target for a quarterback, especially one that isn’t getting much time to throw the ball.

The receivers and tight ends are supposed to be positions of strength on this team but they fell flat.

Grade: D

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