Penn State drops in college football polls

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Penn State fell nine spots in both college football polls Sunday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

More than 107,000 people attended the Saturday game at Beaver Stadium for Penn State's first game in 46 years without head coach Joe Paterno, who was fired amidst a child abuse sex scandal, Reuters reported.

After an emotional The Nittany Lions are ranked No. 21 in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls with a record of 8-2 (5-1 in the Big Ten). Penn State ranked No. 12 last week in the AP and USA Today coaches' polls, according to the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette.

Fans filled Beaver Stadium for the first time since charges were brought against assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky for the assault of eight boys over the decade, Reuters reported.

The fans stood in support of their team, wearing blue shirts, the color associated with a national "stop child abuse" campaign, instead of the usually white, and the players and officials knelt at midfield to pray before the game.

Penn State travels to Ohio State Saturday.

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