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The opening three weeks of Penn State's schedule aren't as easy as years past.
Opening with Indiana State is the usual cream puff opponent to open a season with, so chalk up a victory here.
However, next up is Alabama at Beaver Stadium.
The Crimson Tide ran all over the Nittany Lions last year in Tuscaloosa.
Minus Mark Ingram and Greg McIlroy, the Crimson Tide offense will be in transition in week two. However, Trent Richardson was a major factor in last year's game. It would be safe to put this one in the loss column.
Finally, Penn State visits Temple at Lincoln Financial Field in week three. The Owls are under new leadership under Steve Addazio.
The Owls have slowly become a force to be reckoned with and it has shown each year that Penn State has played them. However, they're not that far along yet. Win for the Blue and White.