Notebook: More passing, shaky defense 

September, 1, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's offensive and defensive philosophies clearly have changed.

The run-first offense became a pass-first offense Saturday, and defensive coordinator Ted Roof unveiled a more aggressive defense.

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Andrew Weber-US PresswireMatt McGloin, shown being sacked in the first quarter, threw for 260 yards, completing 27 of 48 passes against Ohio.
Roof's defense was the lowlight, however, as it allowed 499 yards in the 24-14 loss to Ohio, including 175 yards on the ground against a front seven thought to be the team's strength. On offense, head coach Bill O'Brien passed 68.5 percent of the time -- a reversal of Penn State's past run-up-the-gut mentality.

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