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Michigan Postgame

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P O S T G A M E R E P O R T W E E K 6 M I C H I G A N 1 8 , P E N N S T A T E 1 3 O c T O B E R 1 1 , 2 0 1 4 B L U E W H I T E O N L I N E . c O m THE GAME AT A GLANCE GOOD NEWSPenn State was finally able to move the ball on the ground, marked by Bill Belton's 31- yard season high, but that didn't last long. If it wasn't for an- other stellar PSU de- fensive effort, this one would've gotten out of hand early. BAD NEWS What plagued the Nittany Lions' offense during the Northwestern loss – poor offensive line play, question- able quarterback de- cision making, stagnant special teams – came back to haunt them again. THE TAKEAWAY As it gains experience, Penn State's offense is supposed to im- prove. At least that's the conventional thinking. Instead, the opposite is happen- ing. At the halfway point of the season, there doesn't appear to be a for-sure win remaining on the schedule. 1 OUT OF REACH Penn State scored only one touch- down during the entire game, N A T E   B A U E R | N B A U E R @ B L U E W H I T E O N L I N E . c O m Stalled out After grabbing an early lead, Penn State falls behind at Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The beating Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg took Satur- day night at the Big House never seemed to stop. Sacked six times and hurried and hit countless more, the Nittany Lions' sophomore signal-caller and his offensive line were pushed around by a hungry Michigan defensive front four, and they paid for it dearly. Unable to find ways to keep their quarterback upright or find any semblance of an offensive rhythm after scoring 13 points in the game's first 18 minutes, the Nittany Lions watched a 13-10 halftime lead turn into a demoralizing 18- Steve Manuel

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