The first new era in Penn State football in 46 years (or 62, depending on how you want to count it) starts Saturday in State College, Pa., which no longer sports Joe Paterno the coach, Joe Paterno the man or Joe Paterno the statue.
The Jerry Sandusky scandal has exacted its pound of flesh from a Nittany Lion program that faces oppressive sanctions the next four years.
Penn State veterans vow to play with effort and honor, and it's hard in one way not to pull for the Nittanys.
But sometimes will doesn't lead to way. Sometimes, weight wears on a team. The Nittanys have carried a heavy burden for many months.
Ohio is not a bad team. The Bobcats, coached by Nebraska-ex Frank Solich and quarterbacked by former Norman North standout Tyler Tettleton, are picked to win the Mid-American Conference. In some ways, this is Ohio's bowl game.
Let's go with the Bobcats in the upset.
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