Over on Crystal Ball Run we are simulating the entire 2013 season. This will be a week-long simulation and we'll be highlighting Penn State's results of the official CBR simulation along the way. While the Crystal Ball Run is operating four weeks at a time, we'll stick to three games per day.
PENN STATE 20, SYRACUSE 17
Passing: Hackenberg, 20-of-45, 166 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 56 rushing yards
Rushing: Zwinak, 11 carries for 74 yards, 1 TD
Receiving: Carter, 6 rec., 63 yards, 1 TD
Tackles: Kline, 7 tack
Freshman Christian Hackenberg wins the quarterback battle in training camp and is awarded the starting job in week one against Syracuse. Though he struggles at times, he proves to show he can be a winner in a season-opening victory.
Penn State jumps out early against the Orange in MetLife Stadium with Sam Ficken connecting on a 30-yard field goal and Zach Zwinak breaking in for his first touchdown of the year on a six-yard run. Syracuse battles back in...