It was the official kick off to a brand new era in Penn State football. The fans came loud and proud, and players and coaches were ready to play. Saturdays season opener was a roller-coaster of emotions for all who were involved.
Fans cheered on the players as they arrived at Beaver Stadium around 9:20 for a noon kick off.
A Joe Paterno bobble-head sits in the grass where the statue stood a month and a half ago.
A moment of remembrance quieted the stadium during the Blue Band’s drill.
Game time! A strong first half was followed by a sloppy second half that led to a 24-14 loss to Ohio University.
O’Brien stressed in his post game conference he needs to coach better and help teach the players what they need to do. Next weeks game is away at Virginia, so we’ll be back in two weeks with photos against Navy.