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Penn State quarterback Robert Bolden (1) and teammate Bani Gbadyu (15) sit out the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Youngstown State in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. Bolden played three quarters of the  44-14 Penn State win.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Photo by: Gene J. Puskar
Penn State quarterback Robert Bolden (1) and teammate Bani Gbadyu (15) sit out the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Youngstown State in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. Bolden played three quarters of the 44-14 Penn State win. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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