September 6, 2010

Rob Bolden named Big Ten co-Freshman of the Week

Robert Bolden [1]
Rob Bolden, the first Big Ten Freshman of the Week for 2010.
Nice way to kick off your Penn State football career. The Big Ten trotted out a new award this year. Well, it was new to me, at least.

The conference will now give a pat on the back to an outstanding freshman performance each week.

Of course, having our very own Rob Bolden get the inaugural nod makes it that much more fun:
Rob Bolden, Penn State
FR, QB, Orchard Lake, Mich./Orchard Lake St. Mary’s
Bolden became the first true freshman quarterback to start Penn State’s season opener since 1910 and excelled, completing 20 of 29 passes (69.0 pct.) for 239 yards and two touchdowns in a victory over Youngstown State. His performance marked the best by a true freshman in school history, surpassing Tony Sacca’s mark of 15-of-27 for 215 yards in 1988. Bolden’s 20-yard scoring toss gave the Nittany Lions a lead they would not relinquish in the second quarter. He added a 22-yard scoring strike in the third quarter, as PSU tallied 41 unanswered points to take a 44-7 lead.

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