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Yes, we know what happened with Maryland last week, but what about Penn State’s other former foes?

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Remember how I said last week how that non-conference schedule wasn’t looking so weak? Yeah...Perhaps I spoke a little too soon, as you’ll see below. Let’s take a look at how Penn State’s former foes (and bros down in Starkville, Mississippi) are currently faring:

Former Foes

Idaho Vandals

Last Seen: Blowing a 17-7 halftime at Northern Colorado and ultimately losing by a field goal in the game’s final minutes, 27-24.

Up Next: The Vandals will play host to Weber State this Saturday.

2019 Record: 2-3

Buffalo Bulls

Last Seen: Getting taken down on the road at Miami (OH), 34- 20. This, after being only a week removed from destroying Temple. Such is life when you have an inexperienced roster on hand.

Up Next: Home against Ohio U this Saturday.

2019 Record: 2-3

Pittsburgh Panthers

Last Seen: Taking down FCS Delaware by only a field goal. Albeit, Pitt rested several starters who were nursing injuries, including Kenny Pickett. Still, you would think a team that came back to beat UCF would win a little more handily.

Up Next: The Fightin’ Narduzzis head to Durham, NC to take on the Duke Blue Devils this Saturday night.

2019 Record: 3-2

Maryland Terrapins

Last Seen: Turtling up in their collective shells after suffering a 59-zip waxing at the hands of Penn State.

Up Next: The Terps get a reprieve this Saturday in going on the road to face a Rutgers team that just fired Chris Ash and promoted some guy named Nunzio Campanile (the most Jersey-sounding name, ever) as the interim for the remainder of the season. On second thought, maybe that’s not such a reprieve, after all...

2019 Record: 2-2

Former Bros

Mississippi State Bulldogs

Last Seen: Unsurprisingly getting hammered on the road at an Auburn team that is looking more and more like a serious contender to win the SEC West. This of course, is leading to crazy talk from the Bulldog fan base that perhaps Joe Moorhead doesn’t have what it takes to be a head coach, never mind the fact that they lost numerous starters from last year’s defense, or that they have had to rely on a true freshman quarterback in Garrett Shrader after Tommy Stevens has struggled to shake off the injury bug that followed him from Happy Valley.

Up Next: The Moor Dawgs get a bye week to lick their wounds .

2019 Record: 3-2