This is fun. I get basically an even split on no-doubters from each year. 2008 team also had the luxury of playing in one of the worst Big Ten fields in history.
2008 no questions: Ohrnberger, Shipley, Wiz, Butler, Norwood, Odrick, Maybin, Bowman
2017 no questions: Bates, Barkley, Hamilton, Cothran, Bowen, Allen, Haley, Campbell
Toss ups: McGovern vs. Landolt, Clark vs. McSorley, Evans vs. Miller, Hull vs. Cabinda, Apke vs. Scirrotto/Rubin/Astorino, Williams vs. JJ/Thompkins/Blacknall, Quarless vs. Gesicki, Kelly vs. Davis, Boone vs. Gillikin
I started yell-laughing when he made that catch/score for the 3rd TD. Insane.
The fact that NW struggled against Nevada is not a good sign for them, in my opinion.
Haha. That'd be something!
I also don't understand ESPN's made up QBR. Here are 2 McSorley games against Indiana, and their corresponding QBR:
16 - 30 (53%) for 332 yards, 2TD, 2INT - QBR = 88.6
23 - 36 (64%) for 315 yards, 2TD, 1INT - QBR = 49.3
But that's a statistically lower success play.
Being "better" and having better numbers aren't mutually exclusive. Also there's something to be said about taking what the defense gives you as part of good quarterbacking. Would we rather he consistently throw into coverage?
Didn't seem to be as bad with deep throws as some wrote/thought. https://pennstate.247sports.com/Article/Penn-State-football-Tale-of-the-Tape-Offense-vs-Indiana-108311835
(8/14 for all the yards and TDs on passes over 10 yards)
I'd like to wait for the experts to weigh in, if that's OK.
PSU is 13-1 since 9/26/16.