Behind all of the subplots from Saturday's loss to Minnesota -- #fiurbutler, the offense's horrific second half, Zach Zwinak playing the role of feature back -- one of the bigger and lesser known ones is that Penn State will not match last season's conference record.
This year's squad is 5-4 overall and 2-3 in the Big Ten. While the team can still match last year's 8-4 record, there's no way they can do better than the 2012 squad's 6-2 record in the conference.
*takes deep breath*
*cries a little*
Alright. So. Let's look at the remaining schedule: the game against Purdue is absolutely winnable, and if Penn State loses, it would be wholly inexcusable and I'd probably jump on a #fiursomeone bandwagon. The game against Nebraska is winnable, although it'd probably be considered an upset if Penn State won. The game against Wisconsin will probably be a loss.
With that in mind, what do you expect Penn State's overall record to be at the end of the season? What about its Big Ten record? Are either of those acceptable? Why or why not?