The Penn State vs. Nebraska football game was held Saturday in the wake of the child rape/abuse scandal that is sweeping Penn State. The game was the last home game for Penn State and is the first time in 46 years that legendary coach Joe Paterno was not on the sideline. Coach Paterno, the winningest coach in college football history with over 400 wins was fired this week as a result of Penn State University’s former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky’s child rape/abuse scandal.
The beginning of this game provided some powerful moments for a college football game. Penn State’s team somberly walked out onto the field, 5-wide and arm in arm. Then, the two teams met at the middle of the field for a prayer that was intended to honor the alleged victims in the case.
The sight of all of these young men meeting at the middle of the field, led in prayer by Nebraska wide-receivers coach Ron Brown, was a sight to behold.
The video below contains all of the commentary from ESPN prior to and following the game, the “prayer scene” mentioned above, the post-game interviews with NU head coach Bo Pelini, PSU interim head coach Tom Bradley, as well as one of Penn State’s assistant coaches, Jay Paterno, son of Joe.