Penn State Football: Ranking the Top 10 Individual Performances of PSU's First Half

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Penn State Football: Ranking the Top 10 Individual Performances of PSU's First Half
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The first half of Penn State's 2012 season is in the books. The Lions started the year 0-2, but head into the bye week riding a four-game winning streak and boasting a record of 4-2 (2-0).

Nobody really knew what to expect from the 2012 Penn State Nittany Lions. First-year head coach Bill O'Brien has had to face more adversity than any other coach this year. O'Brien walked into a situation where a legendary coach was fired amidst a horrible scandal and situation.

The new coach has had to now deal with all of the negativity surrounding his school and program.

As if that wasn't enough, O'Brien saw the NCAA hand down harsh punishment this summer that opened the door for several key players to leave the team.

In spite of everything, Penn State has to be pleased with where it's at. The team looks strong and still has a chance at finishing on top of the Big Ten Leaders Division.

Heading into the bye week, it's time to look back at the highlights from the first six games of the 2012 season. 

The following slides recall and rank the 10 best individual Penn State performances from the first part of the season.

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