ESPN’s Chris “Mad Dog” Russo was not a fan of Penn State’s performance against Ohio State. Actually, that’s putting things a bit too lightly.

In a Wednesday segment for ESPN’s “First Take,” Russo shredded the Nittany Lions for their dreadful outing against the Buckeyes. He called the 20-12 loss to the Buckeyes “a disgrace” and called out James Franklin for never beating “a halfway decent team.”

Russo did not hold back, though it’s hard to fully understand his segment as he goes off the rails on more than one occasion.


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“How bout Penn State? Oh my god, and guess what? The fat guy in Rapid loved them, so we take them against Ohio State. Who’s calling their plays? What a disgrace! 0-for-16 on 3rd down,” said Russo. “That coach is incredibly overrated James Franklin, they never beat a halfway decent team. They were inept offensively against the Buckeyes on Saturday in Columbus.”

Russo spared no one from his assessment, even taking aim at Drew Allar and equated the quarterback’s performance to “a deer in headlights” against the Buckeye defense.

“That QB, who everyone tells me — (Drew) Allar — is going to be the No. 1 pick in next year’s draft,” claimed Russo. “No, he’s not! He was a deer in headlights. They were so bad. Did anyone see that? Oh my god!”

We’ll see if Penn State can bounce back with a performance to make Russo a little bit happier in Week 9 and beyond.