Deja Vu: Why Penn State Is On The Verge of Another 1997

Posted by Pete Dymeck on September-23-2009 Add Comments

Since joining the Big Ten conference in 1993, Penn State has started the season with five consecutive wins seven times. Of those seven times, Penn State has rallied to win the Big Ten championship on three occasions.

In 1994 Penn State finished the season unbeaten but No. 2 in the polls behind Nebraska, who was crowned the consensus national champions.

Plenty of things have gone awry for Penn State since it joined the Big Ten, but the fan base in Happy Valley, even with their blinders on, understand that high expectations can deflate rather quickly.

This year, Penn State received its first top 10 preseason ranking since 1999.

With high hopes and plenty of animosity expected to fuel big in-conference duels wit...

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