Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 11/6/12
  Maybe I should be writing this week’s column for Purdue. In a sanctioned-crippled division, Purdue was the popular pick for dark horse to play in Indianapolis. Danny Hope’s fourth year was supposed to be the beginning of the program’s renaissance; instead, it might be Hope’s last. Penn State continued to dominate the lower half of the Big Ten conference last week, yet again pummeling an inferior foe on their own turf. While some Penn State critics downplay what we’ve done this season due to the Big Ten’s awfulness. The plain truth of the matter is that Penn State is dominating inferior foes. Foes who were supposed to be superior to Penn State this year. Foes that Penn State had played down to many times in the past. Foes with about 20 more players on their rosters and bowl possibilities to compete for.   Another fascinating aspect of Penn State’s progress this season is that new players keep emerging. During the dark years, we saw bright spots flicker...
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