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In Search of a Happy New Year

Senior defensive tackle Ed Johnson sees one last shot for redemption, but the Nittany Lions must make a Jan. 1 bowl to get it. And that means taking care of business against old Eastern rival Temple this weekend.

With Temple a decided underdog heading into Saturday's game at Penn State, it's only natural to dwell more on the Nittany Lions' state of mind than on the matchups. Are the Lions still haunted by their 13-3 loss at Wisconsin, which dropped their record to 0-4 against ranked opponents and put head coach Joe Paterno in a hospital bed with a broken leg? Are they apt to overlook the Owls... Recommended Stories

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