In this game a year ago at Beaver Stadium, the Penn State football community and the nation was in awe as an off-field scandal clouded what was, at the time, a matchup of two excellent football teams.
This time around, it’s all about the matchup on the field. The Penn State Nittany Lions (6-3, 4-1 Big Ten), winners of six of their last seven games, travel to Lincoln to take on the No. 16 Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten), fresh off a thrilling last-minute victory at Michigan State, on Saturday afternoon.
Life has been interesting to say the least for Penn State in the past year, but the Lions have risen up and overcome outside distractions to become a good football team on the field.
Last November legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno had been fired earlier in the week, and the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal was only beginning when the Lions hosted the Cornhuskers. Now, just a year later, Paterno is gone, Sandusky is in jail, and the Nittany Lions have started a new era under coa...