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"Operation Visine: Keep the Red Out."
Does anybody remember that? Penn State had that whole movement going on to keep Nebraska fans from, oh, I don't know, turning their stadium into a Cornhusker home game like they did to Notre Dame in 2000.
You remember when anywhere between thirty and forty thousand Husker fans turning the House that Rockne built into Memorial Stadium, right? It was quite the sight.
It didn't quite work in Happy Valley. Sure there were plenty of us there, but 98 percent of the 110,753 fans wore Penn State colors.
Nebraska showed up as the No. 8 team in the nation with a 3-0 record, outscoring their opponents by an average of 41-13. Penn State was 1-0 and trying to overcome being 2-7 against ranked opponents from 2000-2002.
Yeah, it wasn't close. Penn State was juiced for the game, Nebraska looked confused, and the addition of my bad luck added up to a horrendous 40-7 throttling that was worse than the score indicated. Oh, and who can forget those awful white-on-white uniforms? Ugh.
My record: 0-1
On a side note, the Penn State fans were horrible to us when we were there. When I say horrible, I mean my older brother (who I flew from Texas to Virginia Beach so we could watch the game) and I were at times scared for our lives.
I was hit in the back of the leg with a horseshoe, people were yelling obscenities in our faces, and nobody seemed to care. It got so bad that we left the game early. It wasn't (entirely) because Nebraska was getting pounded. We were scared somebody was going to do something to us.