If the play calling against the Hawkeyes is any indication, though, it looks like McGloin might be gaining a bit of an edge.
McGloin took a majority of Penn State's pass attempts, finishing 12-19 for 133 yards and an interception. Bolden was just 3-7 for 31 yards on the afternoon, and he spent a lot of his time handing off to Silas Redd and Penn State's other backs when he was in the game.
After the game, though, McGloin wasn't focused on the amount of passes he threw.
"I really don't pay too much attention to the playing time," McGloin said. "I just like to get in there and contribute any way that I can. I just want to go in there and move the ball a little bit."
Bolden was also unphased by the imbalance of pass attempts when he talked to reporters after the game, choosing instead to focus on the team outcome.
"I wish I could have played more but all in all, it's a team game and we got the W," Bolden said. "We won the game so I'm cool with it."
Coach Joe Paterno said after the game that he'll have to look at the tape before making a decision about what quarterback strategy to deploy this coming week against Purdue, so this will be a story line to keep an eye on during the week.