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Penn State PFF Grades: Saturday was Drew Allar’s Day

Drew Allar drops back to pass for his eventual third touchdown pass of the first half. (Photo by Matt Lynch, Nittany Sports Now)

It doesn’t take advanced analytics to know that Penn State pounded Maryland Saturday. 

The 51-15 final score explains that well, no?

But analytics from Pro Football Focus provide a deeper look into a game. 

It also gives fans the chance to argue the site’s credibility due to its grades, a chance which they take frequently. 

Here’s how Penn State’s offensive and defensive players graded out Saturday.

THE PENN STATE OFFENSE

Twenty-four players got time for Penn State Saturday, and QB Drew Allar was the king. 

This is the second straight week Allar’s been Penn State’s highest-graded offensive player. 

At Ohio State Oct. 21, he was the team’s 16th-highest-graded player of 17.

Allar’s traditional stats stack up, too. He went 25-34 for 240 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.

1. Drew Allar

Snap count: 63

Grade: 91.3

2. Kaytron Allen

Snap count: 37

Grade: 89.3

3.KeAndre Lambert-Smith

Snap count: 57

Grade: 77.5

4. Dante Cephas

Snap count: 55

Grade: 76.3

5. Hunter Nourzad

Snap count: 68

Grade: 74

6. Tyler Warren

Snap count: 62

Grade: 73.9

7. Vega Ioane

Snap count: 52

Grade: 73.9

8. Caedan Wallace

Snap count: 55

Grade: 70.2

9. Olu Fashanu

Snap count: 65

Grade: 67.7

10. Sal Wormley

Snap count: 52

Grade: 67.7

11. Trey Potts

Snap count: 10

Grade: 65.6

12. Beau Pribula

Snap count: 16

Grade: 62

13. Khalil Dinkins 

Snap count:17

Grade:61.1

14. Nicholas Singleton

Snap count: 33

Grade: 61

15. Theo Johnson

Snap count: 59

Grade: 59.8

16. Malick Meiga

Snap count: 2

Grade: 57.6

17. JB Nelson

Snap count: 62

Grade: 57.2

18. Tank Smith

Snap count: 3

Grade: 57

19. Drew Shelton

Snap count: 26

Grade:26

20. Omari Evans

Snap count: 15

Grade:15

20. Liam Clifford

Snap count:10

Grade: 55.4

22. Nick Dawkins

Snap count: 10

Grade:55.3

23. Kaden Saunders

Snap count: 10

Grade:54.4

24. Malik McClain

Snap count: 19

Grade 53

DEFENSE

A true freshman was Penn State’s highest-graded defensive player. 

Tony Rojas only played seven snaps, but boy, did he make them count. 

In two of those snaps, he had a strip sack and an interception.

Not too shabby. 

Here’s how Rojas and the other 26 defenders who played graded. 

1. Tony Rojas

Snap count: 7

Grade:91.4

2. Adisa Isaac

Snap count: 42

Grade: 78.9

3. Keon Wylie

Snap count: 13

Grade: 74.9

4. KJ Winston

Snap count:45

Grade: 74.7

5. Coziah Izzard

Snap count: 20

Grade: 74.6

6. Dvon Ellies

Snap count: 24

Grade: 73.9

7. Dominic DeLuca 

Snap count: 28

Grade: 73.5

8. Jameial Lyons 

Snap count: 19

Grade: 67. 5

9. Cam Miller

Snap count: 29

Grade:66.7

10. Curtis Jacobs

Snap count: 16

Grade: 66.4

11. Zakee Wheatley

Snap count: 13

Grade: 65.6

12. Tyler Elsdon 

Snap count: 16

Grade: 64.1

13. Dani Dennis-Sutton

Snap count: 45

Grade: 63.8

14. Zion Tracy

Snap count: 5

Grade: 63

15. Tyrece Mills

Snap count: 3

Grade: 61.9

16. Zane Durant

Snap count: 26

Grade: 61

17. Hakeem Beamon

Snap count: 18

Grade: 60.8

18. King Mack

Snap count: 3

Grade:60.7

19. Abdul Carter

Snap count: 56

Grade: 59.4

20.Jordan van den Berg

Snap count: 9

Grade: 58

21. Kalen King

Snap count: 43

Grade: 55.2

22. Keaton Ellis

Snap count: 14

Grade: 53.0

23. Zuriah Fisher

Snap count: 18

Grade: 53.8

24. Kobe King

Snap count: 31

Grade: 53.1

25. Johnny Dixon

Snap count: 43

Grade: 52.7

26. Daequan Hardy

Snap count: 47

Grade: 50.2

27. Jaylen Reed

Snap count: 49

Grade: 47.3

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