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Youngstown State Preview

Youngstown State: 0-0

Series record: 1-0 (Penn State won the last meeting 37-3)

Head coach: Eric Wolford (1st season, 0-0)

Players to watch: WR Dominique Barnes (8 TDs in 2009),  OG Eric Rodemoyer, QB Kurt Hess

Analysis: Penn State’s defense is hungry, and Penguin is the main entree. The 2010 defense is deep at every position and will boast a rotation of six linebackers who all have game experience. Similar to Penn State’s situation, Youngstown will be putting freshman Kurt Hess under center against a Penn State defense that led the Big Ten in sacks last year.

The story all week, though, has been about Penn State’s freshman quarterback Robert Bolden. The four-star recruit has all the potential in the world, but will have no success if the offensive line does not gel. The line, which has a different starter at every position from 2009, faces a stiff defensive line and an experienced group of linebackers. If they can keep kid Bolden, as well as Kevin Newsome and Matt McGloin, on their feet, it should be a good day for the Penn State offense.

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Tim Owen

I am originally from a very small town in northeastern Pennsyltucky, called Athens. Currently, I am enrolled in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and major in print journalism.

I have a passion for sports, and more specifically football. I enjoy hunting, cooking, food, and everything Penn State!


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Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

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