After a decisive 29-7 win over Indiana last week, Penn State football’s offensive coordinator, John Donovan, was made available to speak to media on Thursday morning via teleconference, days before the team heads to Columbus to take on No. 1 Ohio State.
Donovan has been hit with a large amount of criticism throughout the Nittany Lions’ season, after a season-opening loss to Temple and a few narrow wins scraped together over teams like Buffalo and Army. Despite a five-game win streak and 5-1 record, Penn State’s total offense ranks No. 103 in the nation out of 127 FBS teams, and has a third down conversion rate of just 30 percent. Additionally, the team has scored just 13 points in combined third quarters through six games this season.