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A Penn State fan cheers to passerby prior to the Penn State playing the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

Penn State's first game of the season

Still in the shadow of the Jerry Sandusky trial and the scandal surrounding former head coach Joe Paterno, the Penn State football team prepares for its first game of the season.

Matt Lehman (84) of the Penn State Nittany
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Matt Lehman (84) of the Penn State Nittany Lions leaps into the end zone for a touchdown in front of Josh Kristoff (9) of the Ohio Bobcats after catching a pass during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

Head coach Bill O'Brien (L) talks with quarterback
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Head coach Bill O'Brien (L) talks with quarterback Matthew McGloin (11) of the Penn State Nittany Lions during a timeout against the Ohio Bobcats during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin (11) looks to
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Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin (11) looks to pass against Ohio during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

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Penn State running back Bill Belton (1) celebrates
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Penn State running back Bill Belton (1) celebrates with teammates wide receiver Allen Robinson (8) and tight end Kyle Carter (87) after rushing for the first touchdown of the new season during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Ohio at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

Fans cheer on the Penn State football team
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Fans cheer on the Penn State football team as they exit the team bus prior to a game against the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

Fans cheer on their Penn State Nittany Lions
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Fans cheer on their Penn State Nittany Lions as they exit the team bus prior to their game against the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

A Joe Paterno bobble head along with other
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A Joe Paterno bobble head along with other memorabilia sit at the site of the former Joe Paterno statue outside of Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

Penn State Nittany Lions starting quarterback Matt McGloin
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Penn State Nittany Lions starting quarterback Matt McGloin exits the team bus prior to their game against the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

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Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Bill O'Brien
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Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Bill O'Brien exits the team bus prior to their game against the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

Fans cheer as the Penn State Nittany Lions
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Fans cheer as the Penn State Nittany Lions arrive for their game against the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

Fans cheer as the Penn State Nittany Lions
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Fans cheer as the Penn State Nittany Lions arrive for their game against the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

Fans cheer as the Penn State Nittany Lions
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Fans cheer as the Penn State Nittany Lions arrive at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

Head coach Bill O'Brien of the Penn State
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Head coach Bill O'Brien of the Penn State Nittany Lions enters the stadium before the start of their game against the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

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A Penn State Nittany Lions fan cheers prior
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A Penn State Nittany Lions fan cheers prior to the football team getting off the team buses prior to playing the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

Fans cheer before the Penn State Nittany Lions
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Fans cheer before the Penn State Nittany Lions arrive for their game against the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

A Penn State fan paints his face blue
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A Penn State fan paints his face blue and white prior to the Penn State playing the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

Head coach Bill O'Brien of the Penn State
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Head coach Bill O'Brien of the Penn State Nittany Lions football team gets off the team buses prior to Penn State playing Ohio University at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

A Penn State fan cheers to passerby prior
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A Penn State fan cheers to passerby prior to the Penn State playing the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. (Sept. 1, 2012)

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A cardboard cutout of former Penn State head
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A cardboard cutout of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno stands near the site where a nine-foot bronze statue of Paterno once stood outside Beaver Stadium. (Aug. 31, 2012)

Karisa Maxwell, a resident of Nittanyville, the student
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Karisa Maxwell, a resident of Nittanyville, the student tent village outside gate A of Beaver Stadium, paints a sign supporting new Penn State head football coach Bill O'Brien and running back Bill Belton. (Aug. 31, 2012)

Sarah Brown, left, of Kutztown, Pa., takes a
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Sarah Brown, left, of Kutztown, Pa., takes a picture of her children, from left, Molly, Caroline, Susanna, and Eloise, next to a cardboard standup of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno. (Aug. 31, 2012)

Residents of Nittanyville, the student tent village formerly
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Residents of Nittanyville, the student tent village formerly called Paternoville: Evan Bittner, right, a Penn State freshman from York, Pa., and Mary Rouleau, a freshman from Clifton, Va., (Aug. 31, 2012)

Penn State head coach Bill O' Brien, left
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Penn State head coach Bill O' Brien, left center, stands with his son Michael, right center, and the Penn State football team on the field at Beaver Stadium during a Football Eve rally in State College. (Aug. 31, 2012)

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Penn State head coach Bill O' Brien points
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Penn State head coach Bill O' Brien points to his team on the field at Beaver Stadium during a Football Eve rally. (Aug. 31, 2012)

Penn State head coach Bill O' Brien, center,
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Penn State head coach Bill O' Brien, center, stands in front of his team on the field at Beaver Stadium as they watch a video on the scoreboard during a Football Eve rally. (Aug. 31, 2012)

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