PSU season snapshot: 2010


A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019:

Year: 2010

Coach: Joe Paterno

Final record: 7-6

Final ranking: Not ranked

Regular-season wins: Youngstown State, Kent State, Temple, Minnesota, Michigan, Northwestern, Indiana

Regular-season losses: Alabama, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio State, Michigan State

Bowl game: Lost to Florida, 37-24, in the Outback Bowl

Team stat leaders: Evan Royster rushed for 1,014 yards; Matt McGloin passed for 1,548 yards and 14 TDs; Derek Moye caught 53 passes for 885 yards and 8 TDs; Collin Wagner made 20 of 25 field goal attemps; Chris Colasanti had 112 tackles; Devon Still had 4 sacks

All-American: OG Stefen Wisniewski

Neil Rudel’s take: Rob Bolden became the first PSU freshman to start at quarterback in more than 100 years (all the way back to Shorty Miller in 1910). Bolden looked great in the opener vs. Youngstown State, but not so great the next week at Alabama, a place you don’t want to be led by a freshman QB. The Nits stumbled to a 3-3 record, failing to score a touchdown at Alabama and Iowa, and after a home blowout to Illinois, which JoePa summed up by saying, “we stunk,” Matt McGloin took over for Bolden. The QB controversy would go on for two seasons. McGloin energized the offense, but they still lost at Ohio State and Michigan State, and he was intercepted five times in an Outback Bowl loss to Florida, coached by Urban Meyer.


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