Every college football season has moments that define what a team is about. That was true for the 2012 Penn State Nittany Lions. The circumstances surrounding the team since last November have been well publicized.
No team has ever had to deal with the firing of a legend, a terrible scandal, harsh NCAA sanctions and key starters transferring all in the same year.
Those are the obstacles that faced the Nittany Lions before the start of the season. Instead of feeling sorry for themselves, the Lions fought hard and proved that anything can be overcome with hard work and determination.
In finishing 8-4, the Nittany Lions surprised many in the college football world, especially after starting the year 0-2. This season was a total team effort that saw many young and inexperienced players fill in and play huge roles throughout the year.
The slides to come highlight five moments that showcase the will and heart of the 2012 Nittany Lions.