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QB McGloin on roll as Penn St braces for Big Ten


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - In a league in which dual-threat quarterbacks dominate the headlines, Penn State's Matt McGloin has emerged as the top passer in the Big Ten.

McGloin doesn't have the scrambling ability of Michigan senior Denard Robinson or the potential of Ohio State sophomore Braxton Miller.

But McGloin is certainly on a roll as the Nittany Lions (2-2) prepare for tougher competition when they visit Illinois (2-2) this weekend in the conference opener.

Entering conference play, McGloin leads the Big Ten in yards passing (251 per game) and is tied with Nebraska's Taylor Martinez with a league-high nine touchdown passes.

McGloin in his senior year seems to have taken well to the tutelage of new coach Bill O'Brien, the former position coach for Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.

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