So much for alternating. Matt McGloin was the first player to emerge from Penn State's team bus when it arrived at Beaver Stadium at 1:50 p.m, meaning the redshirt junior will start at quarterback for the second game in a row.
McGloin started in the Nittany Lions' 34-24 win at Northwestern last Saturday and played the entire game. He was 17-of-26 for 192 passing yards and two touchdowns. It was the first game he and sophomore Rob Bolden, who started the first seven games of the season, did not split time.
McGloin is 81-of-138 for 1,095 yards with seven touchdown to just two interceptions on the season, while Bolden is 44-of-98 for 526 passing yards with a touchdown and four interceptions.
After the Northwestern game, McGloin said the coaches told him the week before that he and Bolden would alternate starts. That no longer appears to be the case. It will be interesting to see if McGloin plays the whole game yet again.
Some other quick notes:
-Penn State wide receiver Derek Moye, who broke the fifth metarsal bone in his left foot three weeks ago, was dressed but is not expected to play. This would be the third straight game the Lions would be without their top receiver.
-Cornerback Stephon Morris, who did not travel to Northwestern for undisclosed reasons, practiced this week and is dressed for today's game. Coach Joe Paterno said Tuesday, "I just don't know what I'm going to do with him."
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