Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Rose Bowl, Day 7

LOS ANGELES -- And on the seventh day, he worked. Day 7 for Penn State was its worst. The Lions were ambushed by Southern Cal in the second quarter as the Trojans scored 24 points on their way to a 38-24 victory. Penn State battled in the second half, but this game was essentially over at the break. Here are this morning's stories in the paper, starting with the game playback.

Rose Bowl, Day 7

LOS ANGELES -- And on the seventh day, he worked. Day 7 for Penn State was its worst. The Lions were ambushed by Southern Cal in the second quarter as the Trojans scored 24 points on their way to a 38-24 victory. Penn State battled in the second half, but this game was essentially over at the break. Here are this morning's stories in the paper, starting with the game playback.

-- There were many reasons for the loss, but losing running back Evan Royster certainly didn't help.

-- I'm not sure if Joe Paterno was out-coached, but the loss was most certainly not one of his better bowl performances.

-- There might not have been another team that could have beaten Mark Sanchez and the Trojans last night. It was easily the USC quarterback's best performance of his career.

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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