Originally written October 30, 2011 on Nittany Lines:
Sophomore quarterback Rob Bolden had his toughest outing to date Saturday, finishing 0-for-4, fumbling twice and losing one. He threw one ball into the ground and looked unaware of pressure on his other three attempt, getting hit each time. Nevertheless, his position coach defended Bolden's performance and the decision to play him. "On three of those incompletions, he was hit on every one of them," quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno said. "He made the right read, going to the right guy at the right time and he got hit. So it's hard to really fault him for that. We talked about it after the game, and at halftime, and he's fine." Penn State began the game planning to give Bolden the second-quarter series, and the move could have cost it the win over Illinois. The Lions totaled 34 yards of offense in the quarter, despite Silas Redd rushing for 44. Since throwing his only touchdown pass of the season against Eastern Michigan, Bolden has looked lost. He's ...
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