- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 1, 2010

STATE COLLEGE, PA. (AP) - Coach Joe Paterno has tabbed freshman Robert Bolden as the starting quarterback for No. 19 Penn State.

Bolden beat out two sophomores, Kevin Newsome and Matt McGloin to start Saturday’s opener against Youngstown State.

It would be the first time a true freshman opened the season as the starting quarterback for Penn State. It would also be the first start for a true freshman quarterback for Paterno since Wally Richardson in 1992.

Paterno said in a statement Wednesday that Bolden had a slight edge over the other two candidates, but that he was confident that all three quarterbacks were ready.

He said he hopes to give all three a chance to play until the coaching staff settles on one that gives the team the best chance to win.

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