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Drew Allar Report Card: Costly Mistakes Cost Penn State Football in Loss to Michigan

Penn State Football quarterback Drew Allar had arguably his worst performance of the season as the Nittany Lions fall to 8-2 on the season, in a 24-15 loss to Michigan.

Allar struggled to find any consistency in the passing game going 10 for 22 for 70 yards and a passing and rushing touchdown.

Allar made a few plays with his legs on the ground, but also had a costly fumble on the first possession of the second half, leading to a Michigan field goal to take a 17-9 lead. With around 4 minutes to go, Allar threw the ball to no one on 4th down to turn the ball over and give the Wolverines the chance to score a put away touchdown.

Earlier in the contest, Allar also had a costly intentional grounding penalty that stalled a drive that started with a 1st and five.

Drew Allar Grade in Penn State Football Loss to Michigan

Overall, Allar did not put Penn State in a position to win the game and costly turnovers and poor throws put Penn State in too big of a hole to climb out of. Overall, Allar needed to play better against a top 10 opponent.

Grade D-.

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Robert Casturo

Expertise: College Football, Penn State Football Education: Saint Vincent College, Penn State Law School Location: Washington, DC Experience: Robert Casturo has covered Penn State football for NittanyCentral since 2022. Casturo previously covered Penn State football through a social media presence (@PSU_FB_Thoughts on X) since 2019. Casturo earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Vincent College in 2015, where he was a punter for 1 season on the Saint Vincent College football team and worked in the athletic department for 2 years as a student manager. Casturo earned his JD from Penn State Law in 2018 where he was a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review.