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Sept. 13, 2008
Coach Paterno Quotes
On the renewal of the rivalry:
"Floyd Little came over before the game, and I told him that I could still see him returning three punts against us for touchdowns right in front of me. I told him that on the last one I almost went out and tackled him myself."
On the Penn State Quarterbacks:
"The fumble (on the second offensive play of the game) was really one of the few bad plays Daryll (Clark) has made this year, and then they gave it right back to us. We wanted to get Pat (Devlin) into the game early because he had been practicing well, and we wanted to give him a shot."
On the early scores by his offense:
"It's always a good thing when you score early. I'm just not sure how good we're going to be yet. We can be a pretty good team, I think, if we stay healthy. We haven't faced any adversity yet, so we'll see."
Penn State Student-Athlete Quotes
No. 18 Navorro Bowman
On Penn State's motivation in non-conference games:
"Motivation is something that comes within us. Football is a game that if you as a person, you know motivation comes with you as a person. If you love football then you shouldn't have a problem with staying motivated."
No. 12 Chaz Powell
On Penn State's Momentum:
"We never let down. They keep telling us at every game, you know go out there at halftime play as if it were 0-0...keep going, keep fighting and show the world that you can play ball. Everyday at practice we are competing against the defense. The defensive scouts here are doing a great job. We just go out there competing everyday."
No. 21 Stephfon Green
On Penn State's win at the Carrier Dome
"I mean it is always good mentally when you win on the road. Coming in here they paint it as a big rivalry between Syracuse and Penn State. Coach Paterno said they are a good team, don't sleep on them just because of their record. So you know we put those thoughts into our practices this week and we went to work in the Carrier Dome."