The Penn State Bubble and Its Coming Crash

Posted by Pete Dymeck on September-20-2009 Add Comments

Mired in mediocrity, the Big Ten is only a shell of its former self nowadays and its only hope for a national championship comes in the shape of a battered Nittany Lion.

Some will blame it on the H1N1 virus, which Penn State's star RB Evan Royster has dealt with. Others will blame it on Penn State playing down to their opponent.

After a sloppy game versus Temple though, the fact remains that Penn State does not look as good as its top five ranking would suggest.

The Nittany Lions have lacked a legitimate non-conference foe in the regular season since they marched into Nebraska in 2003.

Sure, one can say that scheduling Notre Dame in 2006 & 2007 was a step in the right direction and that the Fighting Irish ...

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