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Pinstripe Bowl

Penn State heads to Unhappy Valley in wake of humbling loss

Penn State truly had to dig deep to get over its thorny loss in the season opener to Temple.

Not just in the sports cliche sense of trying harder. The Nittany Lions actually grabbed a shovel and turned a chunk of its practice field into a burial ground.

The victim? The DVD of Penn State's first loss to Temple in 40 games over 74 years.

"We just wanted to let the guys know that, hey, look, we're not going to dwell on the past," team captain Jordan Lucas said. "It's not the end of our season, it's the first game."

Christian Hackenberg hatched the idea and several players took turns digging a final resting spot. Some Nittany Lions stomped the...