The Nittany Lions moved forward in one way in their 16-3 loss to Wisconsin: they cut the number of turnovers in half from the previous game. However, in the process, they lost Zack Mills and Michael Robinson to serious injuries. As you all know by now, those two account for much of the offense.
The little used Chris Ganter stepped in and picked up the pieces the best he could, but wound up 5-22 for 21 yards with one interception. In the words of Tom Bradley, in the post-game press conference, “Chris just doesn’t get the reps and he isn’t a running threat like Michael, so Wisconsin didn’t have to respect certain things.” (Bradley subbed for Paterno at the press conference. Joe left immediately after the game because he learned that his son-in-law had sustained serious injuries in a bicycle accident.)