I have been watching Penn State football since the 80’s and without exception that was the worst blocking I have ever seen from a PSU team. As comic book guy would say:
Worst game ever!
Give credit to Michigan’s front four, they are tremendous and I knew coming into the game that they would be difficult to block but Holy Shit, how many times can you let a 300 lb. Lineman by without even touching him? God that was awful. Michigan was getting pressure with three – that’s three on five! You would think with two double teams you could manage to give your quarterback a little time, but not in Penn State’s case. When the second quarterback went down after taking a vicious hit from an unblocked, untouched D-lineman it was time for me to get the hell out of that debacle. Pathetic.
Also, it’s time for Derrick Williams to stop reading his press clippings and get to work, he has put in a really disappointing sophomore season. There is no excuse for the fumble at midfield, none. That’s the kind of play an inexperienced newcomer makes, not someone who is supposed to be the franchise player that has a year of experience under his belt.
Do Penn State fans want to know why Michigan has won 8 games in a row over the Nittany Lions? It’s easy: Michigan brings their A game… every year. Michigan doesn’t fumble the ball at midfield on a punt return, they don’t miss field goals, they don’t drop third down passes that hit them in the hands. If you want to beat a top 10 team you have to play like one and Penn State hasn’t . It’s that simple, you make stupid mistakes against a good team; you lose.
Penn State is at a turning point right now, you will get a chance to see what kind of leadership this team has because right now they have to suck it up and come out to play next week. Every game is a must win from now on if they wish to turn this season into something other then forgettable; and it’s going to take strong leaders to get them on the right track.