No one knows what to expect in the moments leading up to Penn State's homecoming game against Nebraska on Saturday—but if this week has taught us anything, it's to expect the unexpected.
The student body has made their feelings known following the abrupt dismissal of Coach Paterno, and they figure to be loud and boisterous in support of their team and former coach.
Those outside the Penn State community have been equally opinionated, and are largely in favor of the coach's ousting, as well as anyone who had knowledge of the alleged assaults that took place on school ground.
While no one knows what will happen in an atmosphere that figures to be unlike anything we've ever seen, we should not be surprised by anything.
Penn State may come out inspired and go on to a convincing victory in pursuit of a Big Ten championship. However, they may fall victim to the overwhelming series of events that took place this week, and simply get steamrolled by the Cornhuskers.
Whatever happens tomorrow, the only thing we can safely assume is that emotion will probably have as much to do with the outcome as the players on the field.