The Penn State Nittany Lions open their 2012 season at home against the Ohio Bobcats from the Mid-American Conference.
Danny Sheridan of USA Today, currently has Penn State favored by six points in the matchup. In a normal year, this line would likely be much larger. However, with all of the off-field distractions that have happened, the Nittany Lions will have to stay focused and work hard to earn the win.
This list looks at five keys to the game for the Nittany Lions to come away with the victory. If the Lions want to start 2012 off on the right foot, they must play solid in all areas of the game.
The keys are listed in no particular order.