'Bama a much stiffer test for No. 18 Penn State

By: AP
By: AP

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - True freshman Robert Bolden's second
start at quarterback for Penn State will be a lot more difficult
than his first.

Bolden has earned another starting nod for the 18th-ranked
Nittany Lions after a sensational, two-touchdown debut against
Youngstown State.

But coach Joe Paterno faces a much stiffer task this week in
preparing his young quarterback and the rest of the team for a trip
to No. 1 Alabama.

Paterno says Bolden seems to have the poise to handle the
pressure. But he's worried about the Tide defense, even if Alabama
is without suspended defensive end Marcell Dareus.

Paterno says Alabama also has plenty of talent to make up for
Heisman Trophy tailback Mark Ingram, whose status is unclear
because of left knee injury.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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