Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Youngstown State Added as 12th Opponent in 2006

Well to say the least- yuck. A 1-AA team? Unfortunately, Penn State didn't have much of a choice. Louisiana Tech left PSU in a bind by backing out of the game only about a month ago and Joe Paterno admitted that they would likely have to go the 1-AA route. Youngstown State is a historically successful 1-AA program with multiple national championships under Jim Tressel but they're still 1-AA. It's embarassing that PSU will be playing a 1-AA team. The Lions haven't played a 1-AA team since 1983 when Joe Paterno's alma mater, Brown, came to Happy Valley. The Lions won that game 38-21. Judging by the score, I assume that the starters didn't play much.

While 100,000+ will probably show up for tailgating on a beautiful September Saturday in Happy Valley, they shouldn't expect a break in ticket prices. Funny how at face value tickets to see PSU play 1-AA Youngstown State will cost just as much as tickets to see PSU seek revenge against Michigan in mid-October.

At the very least, this will be more-a-less a scrimmage between road games at Notre Dame and Ohio State.


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