Hopefully, the rest of Penn State’s offensive drives go better than its opener in the Outback Bowl.

The drive by the Nittany Lions started off with some promise as the offense rolled into Arkansas territory. But after getting a 1st-and-10 at the 19-yard line, Penn State went backward.

A pair of incomplete passes and a sack of Sean Clifford on 3rd down set up a 50-yard field goal try for Jake Pinegar. To say Pinegar missed the kick would be an understatement.

It was horrifically bad with the kick never on a positive trajectory and sailing way way right of the goalposts.

Penn State was able to record a red-zone interception on Arkansas’ ensuing drive, but that will not mean much if the offense – and special teams – is unable to produce some positive plays on New Year’s Day.