Penn State Football once again saw its offense battle through limitations in the passing game, as the Nittany Lions ran all over Rutgers, 27-6.
Here’s a look at the Penn State QB report card for Drew Allar and Beau Pribula:
Penn State quarterback Drew Allar
was injured in the third quarter against Rutgers after being hit in the throwing shoulder on a designed quarterback run.
stayed in the game for the following play before throwing the ball away immediately after the snap and heading to the injury tent.
However, Allar did not return to the game. Before the injury, Allar and Penn State struggled to move the football for most of the game, especially through the air as Allar finished 6/13 for 79 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
Allar ran the ball well before the injury, picking up 28 yards on 3 rushes. Allar and the receivers both struggled at times, Allar had a few inaccurate passes and receivers and tight ends dropped a few more.
Overall, the game left plenty to be desired from Penn State’s signal caller. Grade: C-
Beau Pribula got his first extended action of the season after Allar’s injury.
Pribula showed his athleticism with his legs, energizing the Penn State rushing attack in the second half.
The staff seems not to trust Pribula to throw passes for some reason (we’ve seen this in the past with Will Levis) as Penn State ran the ball 18 times in a row after Allar’s injury. In the drive Allar was injured, Pribula and Penn State failed to convert a short third and two and a fourth and one.
Other than that drive, Penn State scored points on every other Pribula drive in the second half. Pribula finished the day 1 for 1 passing for 9 yards and added 71 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground. Overall, Pribula came in and helped Penn State close out Rutgers. Grade: B+
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