Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 9/4/12
  Penn State’s 24-14 loss to Ohio Saturday has spawned lots of comments and opinions on how this team is “fragile” and that it “ran out of gas” in the fourth quarter. I don’t buy it. That may be the case later in the season, but I don’t believe that was the case against the Bobcats. Look, all we heard about all spring and summer was how much better this new strength and conditioning program is. Rarely, have Nittany Lion teams of the past been worn down in games – let alone in games against MAC teams. Yes, the number of scholarship players is down a few, but it’s not down to FCS levels yet and there is still Top 20 recruited talent on this roster. Being worn down is not what lost this game Saturday. The head coach put it best in his weekly press conference. "Usually close football games, they come down to eight or nine plays on both sides of the ball, especially in college football where you have more plays,” said Bill O’Brien. “In the pros it's about five or six plays because
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