Source: PSU goes with freshman QB

Updated: August 30, 2013, 9:22 PM ET
By Josh Moyer | ESPN.com

True freshman Christian Hackenberg has been named Penn State's starting quarterback and will start against Syracuse, according to a source with knowledge of coach Bill O'Brien's decision.

Although O'Brien hasn't yet publicly declared the starter, he acknowledged during a Thursday night radio show that the team was well aware of who will line up under center on Saturday. O'Brien had hoped each quarterback could avoid the limelight if he held off on making the announcement public.

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