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Glass Half Empty Or Glass Half Full: Penn State 28, Syracuse 7

All depends how you want to look at today's 28-7 loss to Penn State.

If your glass is half empty, you watched the Syracuse offense put on a display of ineptitude usually only reserved for Greg Robinson-coached teams.  You saw Greg Paulus look shaky-at-best, out of control-at-worst.  You saw a defensive backfield picked apart for the second straight week.  You saw Mike Williams and the Syracuse receivers make insane drops and kill any offensive momentum.

If your glass is half full, you saw Syracuse cover the spread (+28) against the #5 team in the nation.  You saw Syracuse hold Penn State to 14 points in the first half and keep things relatively competitive into the fourth quarter.  You saw a defense hold it's own against the Nittany Lions high-powered offense, disrupting many drives and keeping the team in the game. 

If your glass is half empty, you saw an atrocious offensive gameplan that seemed to be based entirely around running up the middle, something the Orange never established they could do until the game was already out of reach.  You saw a two-headed QB system that couldn't complete a pass any father than 10-yards out at any given time. You saw a horrible clock management episode at the end of the 2nd half that cost the Orange field position and left freshman Jake Smith in the unenviable position of kicking, and missing, a 50-yard field goal.

If your glass is half full, you saw Ryan Nassib step in and prove he could handle himself and you know you'll be seeing more of him this year.  You saw Delone Carter never quit and Antwon Bailey work the Stallion as best he could.

If your glass is half empty you saw Rob Long, whom the Orange count on for the field position battle, have a terrible game.

If your glass is half full you saw kick returner Mike Jones "flash" and prove that he's going to be a force to be reckoned with.

If your glass is half empty you want to bench Paulus.

If your glass is half full you want to see what Paulus can do against Northwestern, a game that won't be quite as unwinnable as this one was.

So...which one is it?


Oh, and Pat Forde is a doucheschnozzle.