Football: Penn State turns attention to Alabama

The big game is almost here. It is time to talk about Penn State-Alabama.

“It’s awesome. It gets to show the world what you have,” linebacker Nate Stupar said about the marquee matchup. “You’ve got to show people what your team can do and show people who you are.”

“The competition that might work best for us to be at least competitive with a team that is as sound as Alabama, and as well coached as Alabama (may be) a whole different combination of people (than) what we used today,” Paterno said. “I don’t know. I will need to spend more time looking at Alabama.”

“We have been waiting for this time so we can strictly focus on” Alabama, linebacker Michael Mauti said. “We did not want to look past Youngstown State. … Now we can 100 percent focus on Alabama.” (You can read more of the AP preview below)