1Q Update: Penn State 3, Wisconsin 0


Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

MADISON, Wis. -- Neither team has done much on offense, though Penn State is certainly a lot more fun to watch. The Spread HD is certainly a departure from what the Lions usually run.

Still, the teams have combined for just three first downs. Ugh.

The Lions haven't converted big-play opportunities, but they rotate personnel nicely and get the ball to different weapons. Their approach should pay off later in the game. Still, three possessions into Badgers territory have yielded only a Kevin Kelly 50-yard field goal. Wisconsin has done a nice job on short-yardage situations, which are quickly becoming one of Penn State's few weaknesses.

Wisconsin's offense has been extremely vanilla. The Badgers are rotating running backs P.J. Hill and John Clay, but without a viable passing attack, neither ball-carrier has had much success. Embattled quarterback Allan Evridge attempted only one pass, a sideline fade to Travis Beckum, but could not connect. The Badgers finished with just 36 yards on 14 plays in the quarter.