2014 Pinstripe Bowl: Penn State Offense Struggling Mightily

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Nov 29, 2014; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) scrambles during the fourth quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Beaver Stadium. Michigan State defeated Penn State 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Today’s Pinstripe Bowl analysis features the Penn State offense, which is easily the worst of the major units on either competing team.

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While the Penn State program in general has seen some strides made this year, quarterback Christian Hackenberg has not enjoyed the view. He has been at the forefront of a disappointing bunch that is statistically one of the worst offenses in the nation this season.

From passing to rushing and most everything in between, Penn State has trouble moving the football and simply cannot get in the end zone. It is just one of those seasons for the Nittany Lions, who got to a bowl game on the strength of their excellent defense.

In a few moments, we will see it quantified just how poorly they have played. In a game where points are most likely going to be at a premium, what does this mean for Boston College as they try to ride their defense? Does the Penn State offense have a chance of figuring out what has been a surprisingly good Boston College defense?

Penn State Offense: Statistical Analysis

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