Penn State Football: 5 Players That Hold the Key to the Nittany Lions' Season

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Penn State Football: 5 Players That Hold the Key to the Nittany Lions' Season
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After a (somewhat) surprising loss Saturday to Ohio, Penn State has been forced to regroup and get ready for Virginia.

Although Saturday was a rough first game for new head coach Bill O’Brien, he wasn’t the only person in State College seeing their first taste of college football in Happy Valley.

The Nittany Lion’s starting roster was full of freshmen and players with little to no playing experience at the college level. 

With a long season ahead, it is tough to see Penn State having a winning record.

But getting over .500 is possible for the Lions from State College.

There are a few players for Penn State that will make or break the Nittany Lions’ season.

If these players can’t emerge as leaders both on and off the field, Bill O’Brien’s Lions will struggle.

Here are five players that hold the key to Penn State’s season.

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