Saturday, September 3, 2011
Lions off and running as both QBs play
By Adam Rittenberg
As Joe Paterno promised, both Rob Bolden and Matt McGloin have seen time at quarterback early in the season opener against Indiana State.
It's too soon to get a read on the signal callers, although Bolden completed just 2 of 5 passes for nine yards before McGloin took over and connected on his first three pass attempts. Again, too soon to tell there.
What seems to be different about the offense is the run game. Penn State's ground attack took nearly half a season to get going in 2010, but the Lions already have 142 rush yards and two touchdowns as they lead Indiana State 21-0. Sophomore Silas Redd already has 57 rush yards and a touchdown on only six carries, while Brandon Beachum looks like a nice complementary piece.
Granted, it's Indiana State, and the Lions will have a much tougher time running the ball next week against No. 2 Alabama, but Redd and Beackum are showing promising signs.