Penn State Football: 4 Things the Nittany Lions Need to Improve
The Penn State Nittany Lions have areas they need to improve upon.
The quarterback issue still isn't resolved, and PSU just lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide 28-11.
While the Lions weren't expected to win this game, they let opportunities to score points slip through their fingers.
Drives weren't capitalized on, and I have a few reasons why.
Here are the four things the Nittany Lions need to improve upon.
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While Rob Bolden only went 11-for-29 against the Alabama Crimson Tide, dropped passes from Derek Moye and company hurt his completion percentage.
Granted, PSU was going up against arguably the best defensive team in the nation, but dropped passes and wide receiver-quaterberack(s) communication is something that needs to be improved on in the future.
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Two quarterbacks just doesn't work.
The negatives far outweigh the positives, and it's not worth all the drama.
How's a quarterback supposed to get into a comfortable groove when one bad pass or series gets him pulled from the game?
Having two QBs can confuse the defense at times, but it doesn't allow the QB to establish a proper relationship with the rest of the offense.
Rob Bolden is more of a scrambler, who likes to throw deep passes.
Matt McGloin is more of a pocket passer who prefers short passes.
Both quarterbacks have stated one of the two has to start, it's time for Joe Pa to listen.
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Penn State had three turnovers against the No. 3 (now No. 2) ranked team in the nation—that's just not going to cut it.
PSU had two fumbles to go with a Rob Bolden interception.
Bad, bad news.
There's no way PSU gets three turnovers every game and makes a serious Big Ten championship push.
However, the season is still young. Hopefully the Lions get the turnover issue worked out sooner rather than later.
For their sake.
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Between kick and punt returns, not a single Penn State player returned for over 35 yards.
The only player to even pass 30 yards (31) was Adrian Amos.
Chaz Powell had two carries for 27 yards and Devon Smith two carries for 23 yards.
Being that both of the Lions current quarterbacks aren't playing at a high level, getting good field position is even more crucial than ever.