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SYRACUSE: The High Five

Christian Hackenberg

Act Two of the O'Brien Era had an exciting storyline with true freshman Christian Hackenberg taking the reigns of the Nittany Lion offense against Syracuse. See the game's highs and lows here.

In 71 meetings Penn State had never met Syracuse in their season opener. And with a victory drought against the Nittany Lions since 1988, the Orange was hoping facing a true freshman in Christian Hackenberg would give them an edge. In a game that ended up as a 23-17 PSU victory, here's a look at the highs and lows: THE HIGH FIVE Young Gun: Expectations were, in some cases unreasonably, high for...

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