By Jack Ryan

The hits just keep on comin’ for Penn State.

And the losses.

After starting their season ranked No. 8 in the AP top 25, the Nittany Lions have suffered their worst start since the program began in 1887.

Coach James Franklin and his team have gone 0-5 so far on the season.

The losses are one thing, but this Penn State team has lost in historic fashion. Dating back to last season, the Nittany Lions have now allowed opponents to score more than 30 points in six straight games. This record is double the program’s previous streak of three.

After falling in a brutal overtime loss to Indiana in their season opener 36-35, Penn State has quickly declined to claim the bottom spot in the Big Ten standings. Last week was the first game since the heartbreaker to the Hoosiers where the Nittany Lions even had a chance to win, losing 23-30 to Nebraska in a battle of winless teams.