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Penn State Blue-White Game: 1st Quarter Notes

Hello from Beaver Stadium. We're getting underway here this afternoon in some pretty awful conditions. The flags atop the south endzone are blowing really hard directly from the south and there's a lot of rain, too. Pretty glad I'm in the press box this afternoon and not out there!

Robert Bolden throws an interception on the first play from scrimmage for the Blue team. Certainly not the way he wanted to start the game.

Kevin Newsome gets the start for the White squad, but his offensive squad goes three-and-out on its first possession. Newsome fumbled the snap and was sacked on third down. 

Matt McGloin is in for Blue on its second possession of the game. After a nice gain by Stephfon Green on first down, McGloin hits a nice pattern to the near sideline for a first down. He scrambles for another first, but Stephfon Green fumbles the ball on the ensuing set and White recorvers.

Paul Jones enters for White on its second drive. He misses on his first two passes and his squad goes three-and-out.

On Blue's third drive, Silas Redd is given three straight carries to pick up a first down.  On the next set, however, Bolden, back in the game, misses two passes and Blue is forced to punt. 

Newsome returns for the White team on its third drive. He hits a screen for a first down on first down, but the drive stalls and it stopped by blue on fourth-and-two from the White 45.

With the ball back, Blue's Matt McGloin hits Devon Smith down to the White nine on the final play of the first quarter. CCR "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" blares.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.