Mike Yurcich joined James Franklin’s staff as an offensive coordinator last season. Things have not been going as planned for the position since 2017.

247Sports’ Tyler Donohue revealed a troubling stat on Monday. Since Yurcich has been at Penn State the offense has not been able to score 21 points or more in 7 of its 15 games against Power 5 schools.

How poor is that offensive streak for Yurcich? From 2017-2020 three different OCs only produced 21 points or less in 7 out of 38 Power 5 games. Sean Clifford was the starting quarterback during 17 of those games as well, a stat that helps illustrate the QB position has not been the major issue facing the Nittany Lions.

The Nittany Lions’ offense has failed to do this in two-straight games now. Penn State beat Northwestern 17-7 and got blown out by Michigan 41-17 on Saturday. Regardless of the offensive struggles, Penn State is still 5-1.

This is something that needs to get fixed before facing Ohio State or Penn State fans might see a similar outcome to what happened during the Michigan game. In order to beat the Buckeyes, you’ll need to put up more than 17 points in a game.