It is 38-24
This game is over. It was over at the half.
This will be a loss.
Am I crazy? No.
Do I realize the implications of this game for Penn State?
Do I realize the implications of this game for the Big 10?
Do I realize the implications of this game for college football?
The question is...do you?
Some of us will look at this and say the Big 10 can't compete.
Some of us will look at this and say the Big 10 doesn't have the speed.
Some of us will look at this and say Penn State is horrible.
Some of us will say maybe USC and the Pac-10 (5-0 in bowl games) were underrated after all.
Some of us will drop our jaws and say could it be this bad?
Some of us will read this article and say just another sour Penn State fan who is trying to make excuses.
I am not here to make excuses.
I am here to make amends.
Because we cannot forget a great Penn State season.
We cannot forget that the three wide receivers Deon Butler, Derrick Williams, and Jordan Norwood have brought this team and program back to relevance.
This game was not a fitting tribute to these men and their accomplishments.
Evan Royster getting injured.
Stephfon Green getting injured.
Not the way this game should have went.
I cannot sit here and say I feel sorry for Paterno, the fans, the school, the program, the university alumni, or even the conference.
I feel sorry for those guys I mentioned. They deserved to go out better than this.
I congratulate USC. They are good. I would not want to play them ever again.
I understand this won't be a piece of professional journalism. I don't intend it to be.
Just the way a Penn State fan who's been spoiled by three straight bowl wins looks to an offseason with a bad taste in his mouth for the first time in a long time.
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