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Penn State Kicks Off Season Of New Beginnings With A Win

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MILLCREEK-- "Penn state football is big all around the country, and Penn State fans are just great fans," Nittany Lions fan Gordon Schmidt says.

As the saying goes, it is not always how you fall, but it is how you get up. At 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Nittany Lions fans exuded that same optimism as hundreds packed the U Pick 6 Public House to watch the team take on Central Florida for the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland.

It's an effort put forth by the Lake Erie chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association as the game is a celebration of firsts. Not only do players have to have a passport to play, but it is also a celebration of a new era with head coach, James Franklin.

"I'm excited to see what Mr. Franklin does with the team," fan Denise Kirby says.

"I think he's going to take our team all the way, at least if we do finally get to a playoff, I think he'll be the one to take us there," fan Anne Eisert adds.

Although it was a close game, Coach Franklin got the job done, defeating Central Florida, 26-24.

It was a double-headed victory, one clearing the dark cloud surrounding the Jerry Sandusky scandal and the sanctions that followed.

"We're going to put our best foot forward and we're going to reign true to Penn Stae throughout the whole process," Alumni Association President Bob Luther says.

Penn State will fly home and play the University of Akron at Beaver Stadium next Saturday.

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