STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- This was supposed to be Penn State's return to the big time. Nearly a year to the day from Joe Paterno's last game, the Nittany Lions geared up to show the world that they were back from 12 months of turmoil. A soldout Beaver Stadium roared on its red-hot team, just like the old days. But Ohio State ruined the celebration. The Buckeyes, in fact, might just be the nation's most unwanted party crasher. After their 35-23 victory in the Ineligi-Bowl, it's time to start planning for the inevitable. This team is now on a collision course with a 12-0 season after acing its toughest road challenge of the year.
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