Penn State offense looks for better communication


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Playing at Beaver Stadium in front of loyal blue-and-white fans would seem to be the last place where Penn State would have a problem with noise.

It turns out that support was louder than even the Nittany Lions offense expected, leading to problems for the up-tempo offense against Ohio State's front seven.

So quarterback Matt McGloin and his line are focusing in part this week on improving communications when things get rough as Penn State (5-3, 3-1 Big Ten) looks to get back on track with a visit Saturday to struggling Purdue.

Coach Bill O'Brien said there has been renewed focus this week communicating with loud noise or music. Guard John Urschel says it's a matter of repetition in practice and being precise.

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