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Penn State is looking down a challenging schedule in 2012. There is no Alabama on the non-conference schedule but this could be one of the toughest non-conference schedules overall Penn State has seen in years with a road game inside ACC territory (Virginia), a rising Big East opponent coming to Beaver Stadium (Temple) and worthy challenges from the triple-offense attack of Navy and defending MAC East division champ Ohio also making trips to State College.
The conference schedule includes trips to Nebraska and Iowa, which are never easy, as well as Illinois, who will be thinking about revenge after last season. Ohio State? Wisconsin? Never easy.
We ranked the opponents on Penn State's schedule from bottom to top to see just who will be the toughest to bring down and which games we can think about marking down as a loss now.