For the second straight season, Joe Paterno and the Penn State Nittany Lions were no match for mighty Alabama. Penn State kept the game close for a quarter, but it was clear the Crimson Tide was superior to the Lions in every aspect of the game.
This game does not need to spell the end of Penn State's hopes for a successful season. They need to bounce back quickly against the Temple Owls.
Joe Paterno has faced adversity plenty of times in his long coaching career. This early-season loss at the hands of Alabama will not be a death blow to the Lions' season.
The Lions will pick themselves up from the canvas and bounce back to contend for the Big 10 title, and here is how they can do it.