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There are a few things around the PSU campus that may give the Orange a slight edge in this weekend’s game.

After losing by 42 a year ago to Penn State, Orange Nation obviously doesn’t expect Doug Marrone’s one-game head-coaching career to top JoePa’s 44 years tomorrow at Beaver Stadium.

However there are a few things around the PSU campus that may give the Orange a slight edge.

#1) The Nittany Lion Statue.

Syracuse students had a tradition of painting the Lion orange before the rivalry game. Although the tradition doesn’t live on any more, there is still a bit of orange that can be seen on the stomach of the lion (as this former Otto is pointing out).

#2) Otto’s Cafe (on campus).

Somehow of all of the names chosen for a place with the tagline “Marketplace Charm at the Corner of Campus,” Penn State decided to stick with Otto’s. Probably too busy having a milk shake at the soda shoppe to realize it was one of their fiercest rivals mascot’s name.

#3) Otto’s Pub and Brewery (surprisingly not on campus).

Again, a place opened by two PSU grads. Is there a Nittany Lion Otto we just don’t know about? (We haven’t seen a “JoPa’s” spring up on Marshall Street yet). Four years down the drain for those guys.

#4) Time’s never wasted when you’re getting wasted.

Thanks, Asher. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Penn State was voted the number-one party school in the country. The Orange will cross its fingers that after a night of beer bongs, keggers and toga parties, the Lions will be so hungover it’ll be a dogfight. If not, at least an Orange fan could get lucky in Beaver Stadium.

And hey, there’s always Northwestern.

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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