Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 1/2/12

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 1: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions leaves the field following the 2010 Capital One Bowl against the LSU Tigers at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on January 1, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Penn State won 19-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
DALLAS Penn State quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno said after Monday's TicketCity Bowl that he felt like the Nittany Lions had been through hell and back the last six weeks because of the child sex-abuse scandal linked to the school. The three-plus hours it took for Houston to dismantle Penn State in the 30-14 game at Cotton Bowl Stadium didn't help ease any of that pain. Looking like a program that had been rattled by the scandal that led to the firing of legendary head coach Joe Paterno, the Nittany Lions came out and stunk to start the game. Houston scored 17 points before Penn State could even register a first down. It certainly wasn't the kind of performance the school was looking for to put a positive spin on what has been a couple of negative months in Happy Valley. "I was disappointed in the way we played," said interim head coach Tom Bradley, who was the first man to coach Penn State in a bowl game other than Joe Paterno since 1962. "I thought we'd play better defensivel...
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