THE BIG QUESTION
Should batted passes be a concern for Trace McSorley?
Throughout the Nittany Lions’ nailbiter with Iowa last week, the Hawkeyes broke up a whopping eight of Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley’s passes.
The Hawkeyes exploited an area that has been a bit of a bugaboo at times this season for the junior signal-caller. When he’s in the pocket, looking to make a quick throw, defensive linemen have been more effective eschewing the pass rush and getting their hands in passing lanes than they were a season ago, affecting throws.
Question is, was the success knocking them down something exclusive to Iowa’s tall defensive line, or the beginning of a trend?
Indiana’s defensive line isn’t nearly as tall across the board as Iowa’s, as 6-foot-4 junior defensive tackle Jacob Robinson is easily the tallest member of the unit.