Kicking woes underscore a larger problem for Penn State.
Coach Bill O'Brien's offense will need to improve in the red zone if the Nittany Lions plan on making any splash in the Big Ten. It's getting tough enough after an 0-2 start in nonconference play.
After forcing four turnovers inside Virginia territory in a 17-16 loss last week to the Cavaliers, resilient Penn State came away with just three points off those chances.
''Offensively, we've got to do a better job in the red zone. We can't take four turnovers from our defense and come away with only three points,'' O'Brien said. ''That's ridiculous, and we all know that, and it starts with coaching and we've just got to do a better job there.''
Better make it quick if Penn State wants to avoid opening a season with three straight losses for the first time since beginning the 2001 campaign 0-4. Navy (0-1) and its triple-option attack visits Beaver Stadium on Saturday.
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