Monday, October 13, 2008

Reactions to Wisconsin

Penn State is a very good football team. That is the # 1 thing you should take away from this game. It is premature to go beyond this point, however, Penn State is in the driver's seat for the rest of the year. This is in large thanks to some great wins by other teams around the country. Thanks to Texas, Ok.SU, and Florida the Lions are now ranked #3 in both the AP and Coaches poll.

The offense looked like a well oiled machine despite Clark's statistical struggles early and a case of the dropsies amongst the wide receivers.

Special teams were huge contributing not only a TD from D-Will but also great field position for the Lions all night. Derrick Williams is quickly becoming the most exciting player to watch on a punt return in college football. He seems to have two distinct settings:
1. Take it to the house;
2. Nearly create a costly turnover.
Still, it is fucking exciting to watch.

The Defense is what won the game for the Lions. The Lions defense played a tough style of game stifling a powerful Wisconsin running game. The Defense was also able to pressure the QB very effectively. And Aaron Maybin is an absolute beast as he comes around the corner. He looked dominant at times.

Penn State looked great and ,while this may not be the best Wisconsin team PSU has ever faced, the Lions got another quality win, on the road, in a hostile environment.

I am very excited for the rest of the season.


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