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Freshmen foursome spark Nittany Lions' attack

Penn State found the missing pieces to its offensive puzzle in the addition of a quartet of first-year playmakers.

Updated: December 31, 2005, 10:31 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- When it comes time to explain how a 4-7 2004 Penn State team is 10-1 a year later, when it comes time to reveal how an offense that finished 109th in the nation last season is 12th in the country this year, theories abound.

There's one about Joe Paterno loosening the reins on offensive coordinator Galen Hall, allowing him more flexibility in play calling. There's one about Paterno's assistants visiting the University of Texas during spring practice to learn ...

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