Analysis: Looking forward 

September, 9, 2012
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Penn State tried some new things this week -- more runs, more fourth-down gambles, more shots at the QB -- but still wound up with the same result.

The defense needs to find a solution against the pass, and the offense must find a tailback who can consistently gain 4 yards a carry. Both will be tall orders on this patchwork team.

NittanyNation takes a closer look at what to expect this season:
Penn State Lands ESPN 300 CB Taylor
National recruiting analyst Craig Haubert breaks down what No. 12 cornerback Garrett Taylor - once a Michigan commit - means to James Franklin's defense now that Taylor has committed to the Nittany Lions.
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