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Penn State did not use the passing game too much, but it was just enough to get Bolden and McGloin a little work for the coaches to make a decision moving forward. With a vanilla offensive game plan and few plays involving much of a risk downfield, the wide receivers did not have much to show against Indiana State.
Two key drops by Derek Moye, who had four receptions for 57 yards, and Justin Brown, who had one catch for 12 yards, certainly did Bolden no favors, but after the game Bolden shrugged the dropped passes off as something that just happens in the game.
Still, the catches would have helped Penn State move the ball down the field. Against tougher opponents down the line (starting with Alabama in Week 2), the receivers will have to hold on to those passes.
There was one play in the red zone where Bolden and Moye seemed to be on different pages on a pass toward the end zone. Bolden was looking to the outside when Moye turned to the inside.
As the game progressed, the receivers did seem to find some room to work with. Receivers found ways to get open as they adjusted to what Indiana State's secondary was giving them. Post routes started to become effective in the second quarter and into the second half, but the running game was used more later in the game to keep the clock moving.