Dear Penn State Football: Take a Lesson from Your Basketball Team

Posted by Brett Lissenden on August-5-2009 Add Comments

Last season, Penn State's non-conference schedule could have cost them a National Championship berth.  The Lions beat one quality opponent at home in Oregon State, and trounced inferior opponents Coastal Carolina, Temple, and Syracuse (away).

Had PSU not lost a late lead at Iowa, they would have finished the regular season undefeated.  However, most of the college football media felt the Lions may not have had the resume to make the National Championship game even had they beaten the Hawkeyes. 

This year, the Nittany Lion's non-conference slate is even worse.  They play all four games at home, and against the likes of Akron, Syracuse, Temple, and Eastern Illinois.  Even the most casual of college fo...

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