Welcome Back, Football: Penn State 26, UCF 24

We are all much obliged for his judgment, especially because this Penn State offense, despite featuring one of the best passers in the country, and a talented and deep cadre of skill players, couldn't help but squander opportunity after opportunity.

The Croke Park Classic showdown between Penn State and Central Florida launches the first Saturday college football slate of the year bright and early at 8:30 a.m. ET. Where can you watch the Nittany Lions' season opener if you haven't made the trip to 

7:30 a.m., ESPN2: Penn State vs. Central Florida. Set the alarm clock to watch James Franklin's debut with the Nittany Lions as they open the season in Ireland. 8 a.m., ESPN: College GameDay. The three-hour Kickoff show from Fort Worth near the site of

Grade the Lions: Penn State vs. Central Florida. Penn State vs UCF, August 30, 2014. Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is sacked by Central Florida defensive lineman Thomas Niles at the end of the second quarter in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland on August 30, 2014. Video; Photos. Penn State football fans go from dejected to elated during final minute of season opener vs. UCF (video). Uploaded by Audrey Snyder | asnyder@pennlive.com 

Penn State's Brandon Bell, left, brings down Central Florida running back Dontraveious Wilson during Saturday's Croke Park Classic in Dublin. The Nittany Lion defense kept the Golden Knight offense off balance for most of the game, giving up 246 yards