Posted September 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
Penn State's defense needs work after watching Central Florida roll up 507 yards in a 34-31 loss on Saturday night. The offense, however, might be just fine. Freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg completed 21 of 28 passes, Allen Robinson hauled in nine receptions for 143 yards and running back Zack Zwinak reasserted himself as the clear starter with three touchdowns. Penn State's 455 yards of total offense wasn't enough to counteract UCF. One thing that would have helped, some offensive players said, was a faster start. ''I would say the biggest takeaway is that we need to start fast,'' Robinson said. ''We are in the Big Ten playing against some great offenses and people are going to put points up early, so we need to get going early and start off fast.'' The Nittany Lions fell behind 21-10 at the half and 31-17 after three quarters. They outscored the Knights 14-3 in the fourth quarter, but the comeback fell short. Despite the two-touchdown deficit, many Lions said they ne...
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