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Penn State vs. Indiana: Mistakes Plague Nittany Lions' Offense

The Penn State defense forces yet another three-and-out after the Nittany Lions' field goal. The unit is really turning in a nice performance, though it will probably be lost in the offense's total ineptitude during the post game chatter. Between the stops and forced turnovers, it's hard to imagine how the defense could be playing much better.

After getting the ball back, Penn State's ground game is fueling a decent drive now. Curtis Dukes and Silas Redd are splitting the carries and methodically marching through Indiana territory behind good blocking along the offensive line.

They advance the ball to the 5-yardline, but are stopped there on third down. On fourth down, Penn State goes for it with a quarterback sneak by Rob Bolden and converts.

On first down, though, true to the form of this pathetic day for the Penn State offense, Redd fumbles the ball and Indiana recovers on its own 2-yardline. The Lions just can't stop making costly mistakes. If this happens next week against Iowa, Penn State won't last long against the Hawkeyes.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.