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Minutemen? Not Their Time

By Brian Freas 

You simply could not ask for a more beautiful day in Happy Valley than what we enjoyed on Saturday.  Sun soaked skies, temperatures in the low to mid 70's and a cool crisp morning to remind us that fall is almost upon us.  Add to the favorable forecast on Saturday the matchup on the field, which brought in a winless UMass team and the day looked to be an enjoyable one from start to finish. Every team needs a game against an inferior opponent sometimes. And this week it was just what we needed after a big, emotional road victory against Rutgers.

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Nittany Lions welcome winless Minutemen to Beaver Stadium

By Les Barnhart

Happy Valley will again be buzzing this weekend as the Nittany Lions return home on Saturday for an afternoon tilt with the visiting Minutemen of Massachusetts.  Penn State comes into the game with their first unblemished 3-0 record since 2009, after posting another fourth quarter comeback on the road against Rutgers in what certainly qualified as a hostile environment.

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Penn State vs. UMass Preview

PSU Looks to Avoid Letdown vs. UMass

By Jeff Cavanaugh

After the huge news making Penn State eligible for postseason play and then a dramatic, come-from-behind victory on the road in a hostile environment – the Nittany Lions return home in danger of the dreaded trap game.

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Escaping the Knight

by Brian Freas

PreGame

Piscataway, N.J - When this game was scheduled back in April of 2009, it was merely going to feature these once familiar rivals in a non-conference tilt. Though, as we all know, this game took on much larger implications when Rutgers, along with Maryland, joined the Big 10 Eastern Division prior to this season. 

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