September 01, 2012

Penn State Loses at Home to Ohio: Penn State lost its opening game to Ohio 24-14 Saturday at home in Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions, playing under new head coach Bill O'Brien, took a 14-3 lead shortly before the half. The Bobcats, who went 10-4 last season playing in the MAC, scored 21 unanswered points for arguably the biggest win in school history. Penn State had blue ribbons on their helmets to show support for victims of child sexual abuse.

posted by rcade to football at 04:18 PM - 6 comments

More on the pregame, which included a moment of silence for the victims.

I watched most of the game. It seemed clear from early on that Ohio was a match for Penn State, which doesn't bode well for their chances in the Big 10. But it might just be a case where Ohio came in as a strong mid-major.

P.s. Yahoo's presentation of sports photos is awesome. They're huge!

posted by rcade at 04:41 PM on September 01

I was really amazed at how bad PSU looked. I expected some drop-off but nothing like that.

posted by Folkways at 06:57 PM on September 01

Here's the transfers Penn State lost, which included some key players.

posted by rcade at 09:22 PM on September 01

I was really amazed at how bad PSU looked. I expected some drop-off but nothing like that.

I don't think they were as bad as they looked. The offense shows quite a bit of promise, but the defense seemed to run out of gas in the 2nd half. In any case, they have a long way to go.

Folkways, are you still living down around the FL, MS, AL area? If so, were you able to keep your feet dry this week?

posted by Howard_T at 10:03 PM on September 01

Ohio is no slouch in football anymore. This loss is only a surprise to people that didn't see them in their bowl game last year. Keep in mind Penn State has lost 15 or 16 players to transfers since the NCAA sanctions.

posted by insomnyuk at 10:07 PM on September 01

Thx HT, yea still in the P'cola area, we dodged Isaac thankfully.

I kinda halfway kept up with how many players PSU lost after the penalties were handed down. I thought they had more depth but then I guess not everyone can be Alabama.


posted by Folkways at 07:29 PM on September 03

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