This is not how Penn State wanted to begin its new era -- losing at home to a team from outside the BCS power conferences. But the Nittany Lions could not hang onto an 11-point lead Saturday as Ohio University's Tyler Tettleton threw for 324 yards and accounted for three TDs as the Bobcats rallied to spoil Bill O'Brien's Penn State coaching debut. Does the loss spell disaster for the Nittany Lions, or can they rebound in the weeks to come as they try to rebuild a program rocked by scandal?


Mighty MAC

Ohio University refused to play the role of opening-day cupcakes, rallying from a 14-3 deficit for a road win.

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How do you rate Penn State's home loss to Ohio U.?

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Can Lions rebound?

Penn State's Matt McGloin threw for 260 yards, but it wasn't enough. Can he help the Nittany Lions beat Virginia next week in Charlottetown?

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Will Penn State win at Virginia on Sept. 8?

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Room for improvement

Penn State settled down early and took the lead, but couldn't hold on. What must they do differently next time?

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For Penn State, what's the most alarming fact from its loss to Ohio U.?

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    26%
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    48%

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It's just one game

Can Penn State shake off its rough start and put together a winning season?

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How many games will Penn State win this season?

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    70%

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