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Penn State vs. Nebraska - November 12, 2011
Date: 11/12/2011 Album ID: 1360893
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Penn State played Nebraska on Saturday, November 12, 2011, for Senior Day at Beaver Stadium. This was the first time in 61 years that a Penn State football team took the field without Joe Paterno as coach.
State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  Penn State students show their support of recently ousted coach, Joe Paterno, Penn State, and the blue ribbon to raise awareness for the prevention of child abuse at Beaver Stadium before the game against Nebraska.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  Nicole Yankoski, a Penn State junior majoring in IST, from Pittsburgh, PA, collects donations from fans as they enter Beaver Stadium.  The donations were taken to support the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania organizations.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  Chaz Powell is congratulated by former Penn State football players and the Nittany Lion as he was recognized along with the other senior players before the game against Nebraska at Beaver Stadium.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  Penn State and Nebraska players meet to shake hands and say a prayer before the football game on Senior Day at Beaver Stadium.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  Penn State interim head coach Tom Bradley speaks with Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini before the game at Beaver Stadium.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  Before his first game as interim head coach, Tom Bradley watches pre-game warmups.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  Members of the Blue Band wore blue ribbons on their uniforms to raise awareness for the prevention of child abuse.  Nebraska defeated Penn State by a score of 17-14 on November 12, 2011, Senior Day, at Beaver Stadium.  The game marks the first time in 61 years that Joe Paterno was not a coach for the Penn State football team.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  Chaz Powell is greeted by former defensive lineman Matthew Rice during the pre-game warm-ups.  Nebraska defeated Penn State by a score of 17-14 on November 12, 2011, Senior Day, at Beaver Stadium.  The game marks the first time in 61 years that Joe Paterno was not a coach for the Penn State football team.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  The Penn State players entered the field arm-in-arm.  Nebraska defeated Penn State by a score of 17-14 on November 12, 2011, Senior Day, at Beaver Stadium.  The game marks the first time in 61 years that Joe Paterno was not a coach for the Penn State football team.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  Fans at Beaver Stadium participated in a Blue-Out for Saturday's game in order to raise awareness for the prevention of child abuse.  Nebraska defeated Penn State by a score of 17-14 on November 12, 2011, Senior Day, at Beaver Stadium.  The game marks the first time in 61 years that Joe Paterno was not a coach for the Penn State football team.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:   Fans at Beaver Stadium participated in a Blue-Out for Saturday's game in order to raise awareness for the prevention of child abuse.  Nebraska defeated Penn State by a score of 17-14 on November 12, 2011, Senior Day, at Beaver Stadium.  The game marks the first time in 61 years that Joe Paterno was not a coach for the Penn State football team.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  Despite losing the game, Penn State students show their support for their team and school.  Nebraska defeated Penn State by a score of 17-14 on November 12, 2011, Senior Day, at Beaver Stadium.  The game marks the first time in 61 years that Joe Paterno was not a coach for the Penn State football team.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  Jay Paterno (left) speaks with former Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter before the game.  Nebraska defeated Penn State by a score of 17-14 on November 12, 2011, Senior Day, at Beaver Stadium.  The game marks the first time in 61 years that Joe Paterno was not a coach for the Penn State football team.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  Jay Paterno is greeted by former Penn State player Adam Taliafero before the game.  Nebraska defeated Penn State by a score of 17-14 on November 12, 2011, Senior Day, at Beaver Stadium.  The game marks the first time in 61 years that Joe Paterno was not a coach for the Penn State football team.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  Interim head coach Tom Bradley greets senior DT Devon Still during pre-game warm-ups.  Nebraska defeated Penn State by a score of 17-14 on November 12, 2011, Senior Day, at Beaver Stadium.  The game marks the first time in 61 years that Joe Paterno was not a coach for the Penn State football team.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  Interim head coach Tom Bradley watches the field before the game.  Nebraska defeated Penn State by a score of 17-14 on November 12, 2011, Senior Day, at Beaver Stadium.  The game marks the first time in 61 years that Joe Paterno was not a coach for the Penn State football team.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  In a gesture of sportsmanship and recognition of the events during the week prior to the game, the Penn State and Nebraska players greeted one another at mid-field before the game and knelt together for a prayer.  The prayer was led by Nebraska assistant coach Ron Brown.  Nebraska defeated Penn State by a score of 17-14 on November 12, 2011, Senior Day, at Beaver Stadium.  The game marks the first time in 61 years that Joe Paterno was not a coach for the Penn State football team.

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State College, PA - 11/12/2011:  Penn State assistant coach Jay Paterno coaches from the sideline.  Paterno wore the jacket worn by his father, Joe Paterno, during the game where he achieved his 324th victory, becoming (at the time) the winningest coach in division I college football.  Nebraska defeated Penn State by a score of 17-14 on November 12, 2011, Senior Day, at Beaver Stadium.  The game marks the first time in 61 years that Joe Paterno was not a coach for the Penn State football team.

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