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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Penn State vs Navy Game Review

     Penn State came in to the game against Navy still looking for their 1st win of the season and for Coach Bill O'Brien.  Navy never really had a chance and Penn State was never truly battle tested.
 That being said, I'm still impressed at how well and comfortable he looks in this new offensive system. McGloin hooked up with his favorite target Alan Robinson 3 times for a touchdown.(the 3rd TD reception was a pass that was intended for another receiver that took a bounce off him and right into Robinson's hands.

    The Penn State defense was never really challenged by Navy's offense so to speak. Though Penn State did have trouble from time to time stopping the option and missed some easy tackles, however Penn State's defense was just too much and forced three turnovers, one interception and two fumbles(one which was returned for a TD by Mike Hull)

     Curtis Dukes and Mike Zordich did a good job filling in for injured starting running backs Bill Belton and Derek Day and moved the ball efficiently on the ground.

    Navy may not necessarily be the greatest indicator of how good and competitive a team is. But after coming off two tough losses where Penn State held leads in boths game, I believe this a step in the right direction for Penn State and hopefully can take away from what went right for them and what they can still work on.

   But it was a nice touch at the end when Bill O'Brien a gatorade bath/shower to commemorate his first head coaching victory at Penn State (and at any level as a head coach)  Congrats Bill O'Brien

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