With a 7-1 record, Penn State's report card for the second trimester is looking fairly good (as always, grades are cumulative):
OFFENSEQuarterbacks: C+.Matt McGloin has good stats and has separated himself from Rob Bolden. But can McGloin, who still gambles a bit too much, do the job against the tougher competition coming up? Bolden desperately needs a good game to regain his confidence.
Running backs: A.Silas Redd could get Big Ten honors, he’s that good and appears to be getting better. … Stephfon Green just getting his legs. … Curtis Dukes looked good vs. Indiana and Iowa but not against Purdue. … Fullbacks have been blocking well and remain options in passing game.
Wide receivers: B.Loss of Derek Moye stings in that Justin Brown and Devon Smith have filled only some of the void. ... Smith had breakout game vs. Northwestern; could it be the start of something big? … Still looking for more from Shawney Kersey and Brandon Moseby-Felder. … Hoping that Curtis Drake soon returns to...