The day has finally arrived Nittany Lions fans, opening day! Later this afternoon, Penn State will open the 2013 campaign by facing long-time nemesis, Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. While this is considered a neutral site game, I would expect a partisan Penn State crowd.
As for the weather of today’s game, temperatures are expected to be in the mid-80′s with a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Early season games generally test the stamina, endurance, and depth of teams. It will be interesting to see how Penn State responds to the physical demands imposed on them not only by the Orange, but also by Mother Nature.
As for the game, look for the following three keys to the game for a Nittany Lion victory: Steady quarterback play, Ability to Create a Ground Attack, and The “Weather Factor”.