While it's quite some time away, Penn State fans don't have much to look forward to until spring practice without a bowl game, so let's look into the future a bit at the team's matchup with Michigan in 2013.
Even though the Wolverines dominated the Lions for most of the 2000s, Penn State won the most recent contest between the two schools in 2010 in a 41-31 victory.
However, these two programs have been through quite some change since then and it'll be reflected in the Oct. 12 matchup.
Obviously, a lot can happen from now until then, so I'm not here to predict the future or give exact predictions to a game that's 10 months away.
However, what can be done is an analysis of how the two teams' regular seasons panned out, arrivals and departures, etc.
With that being said, let's have some fun and take a premature look at the 2013 meeting between Penn State and Michigan.