Penn State Football: Grading the Nittany Lions’ Performance at Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 25: Linebacker Jalen Brooks
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EAST LANSING, MI – NOVEMBER 04: Head coach James Franklin of the Penn State Nittany Lions leads his team onto the field to play the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on November 4, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /


The offensive line did a much better job than it did against Pitt, as Sean Clifford had a ton of time to throw the football. Clifford was sacked zero times in the game, and he was only hurried once.

The rushing attack was a success as well, as Penn State tallied 198 yards on 41 attempts. That’s 4.8 yards per carry, which is a substantial number.

The offensive line did have one holding penalty, but not until Penn State was up 38-0. It was a solid day overall for the offensive line.