Penn State is ranked No. 6 in the country with the program coming off a stout shutout of Iowa in Week 4. That performance had the Nittany Lions riding high, but it did not carry over into the first half vs. Northwestern.

An early turnover by Nick Singleton on the game-opening kickoff led to a quick field goal and a 3-0 lead for the Wildcats. Northwestern eventually made the score 10-3 with a prolonged drive that included some 3rd-down conversions.

The good news for Penn State is the offense eventually woke up with a late touchdown to tie the game before the half. The Nittany Lion defense also continues to look like one of the best units in the country.


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However, the offense has been a completely different story. Drew Allar has completed just 8-of-16 passes for 91 yards and was sacked while fumbling late in the first half. The ground game has also lacked a bit in efficiency while the Nittany Lions are converting just 2-for-8 on 3rd down with 158 yards of total offense.

Here’s how that performance has stirred a reaction on social media: