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Penn State Football: Plenty To Look Forward To In 2014, What Is Your No.1?

by on April 30, 2014 11:30 AM

Each football season has weekends that fans and players circle on their calendar.

POLL: Looking Forward To What Moment In 2014

Which moment are you looking forward to the most during Penn State's 2014 season?

Ohio State game
The Big House's first ever Big Ten night game
Rutgers at night on the road to open Big Ten season
Ireland game
New scoreboards
1994 team reunion

It's what makes looking froward to the season so much fun. Games are hyped up months in advance and the excitement only grows as game day draws closer and closer.

The same can be said for the first season under head coach James Franklin. Everything will be a first in the Franklin era this year which gives fans plenty of reasons to watch each week. That being said, there are still marquee games and events to look forward to that go beyond historical markers like Franklin's first win, loss, overtime and so on.

Here are a few of the events that you'll want to mark on your calendar.

1994 Reunion: It has been 20 years since Kerry Collins and company took the field inside Beaver Stadium and that will happen again this year for what should be a special moment for all involved. The team had one of the most explosive offenses in college football history, coupled with an equally fearsome defense that led to an undefeated in Penn State's first season of Big Ten play. It might be the only time all of these former players are seen in the same place, so that automatically puts this on the list of options.

Ohio State: It's always a big deal when the Buckeyes come to town and this year will be no different. The first meeting between recruiting giants James Franklin and Urban Meyer will make for a intriguing storyline behind the game itself. The game will kick at 8:00 p.m. and should create an electric atmosphere as the two teams take the field in what will almost certainly be a White House. On top of all of that, it should be the biggest recruiting weekend of the season for Penn State in Happy Valley.

Ireland: This is kind of an obvious selection as the Nittany Lions open up the season overseas for the first time ever. The game itself may not be the best one Penn State will play in this season but the novelty alone should make for an entertaining weekend. Both Central Florida and Penn State will learn about their collective squads in the season opening game.

Scoreboards: Two new scoreboards will grace the top of Beaver Stadium this year that should make watching replays a little bit easier than in past years. The 10 million dollar project should be worth every penny when stats, information, and HD replays fly across the screen.

Michigan: The Wolverines will host Penn State in the Big House's first ever Big Ten night clash. It'll be a tough ticket for Penn State fans to land but it should be plenty fun for all to watch unfold in front of a packed house. The game will mark the biggest road test of the season for Penn State so there won't be a shortage of hype surrounding this one.

Rutgers: Penn State opens the Big Ten season on the road against Rutgers at night. While Rutgers may not provide Penn State with the stiffest test of the year, it'll still be a good benchmark for the Nittany Lions and James Franklin early in the season. Night games are always fun to watch and seeing which team draws the largest fan contingent will be a fun storyline to follow.

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Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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