Penn State vs. Syracuse: 10 Things We Learned from Nittany Lions' Win

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Penn State vs. Syracuse: 10 Things We Learned from Nittany Lions' Win
Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Christian Hackenberg made an impressive debut for Penn State.

Season openers always allow fans to take away some meaningful lessons about their team. The Penn State Nittany Lions' 23-17 win over the Syracuse Orange provided plenty of these learning moments.

A quarterback battle ended shortly before the game and may have been officially closed by the time this one was decided. Injuries are already piling up for Penn State, but some are more concerning than others.

These and plenty of other lessons were learned in an afternoon showdown at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Most of what we found out about the Nittany Lions were good things, though.

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