Sunday, November 20, 2011

Penn State at Ohio State: A Huge Win By A Very Determined Team

It's always tough playing at Ohio Stadium, aka the "Horseshoe", in Columbus, Ohio.  Since Penn State's first season in the Big Ten conference in 1993, we had won there only once, in 2008.  As of yesterday, make that twice! 

A 20-14 win against Ohio State Saturday night was characterized by more offense than anyone expected in the first half, and then by a complete defensive shutdown by both teams in the second half.  The six-point difference in the game made it possible for either team to win until the final seconds of the game. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Penn State Football: The Lion's Pride Asserts Itself

We weren't certain what to expect when we entered Beaver Stadium yesterday for the Penn State-Nebraska game.  It seemed an eternity since that miserably snowy Illinois game two weeks earlier, when Penn State eked out a win with the help of an innovative student section that distracted the Illinois kicker at the end of the game, causing the ball to fall harmlessly off the upright, and achieving Coach Joe Paterno's 409th win, the most wins in Division I history.

In just a week's time, Penn State's entire world had collapsed as we knew it.  It was a distressing week for anyone who associates themselves with Penn State:  students, faculty, staff, alumni, sports fans.  We were shocked, disgusted, ashamed, angry, afraid, confused, determined to know the truth.