Penn State is ready to move on from one of the worst losses in program history.
The Nittany Lions, of course, have little choice.
It's time for the next game on the schedule, and that means they have to prepare for Illinois (3-4, 0-3 Big Ten) on Saturday. Ohio State's 63-14 win over the Nittany Lions (4-3, 1-2) was a setback for a team coming off an emotional four-overtime win against undefeated Michigan. Much like the Nittany Lions couldn't build off that victory, they can only hope their epic defeat doesn't linger into Saturday at Beaver Stadium.
The Illini certainly understand the pressures that come with trying rebound from a big loss. Michigan State rolled to a 42-3 win last week and Illinois has lost all three Big Ten games by at least 20 points.
O'Brien has a knack for getting the Nittany Lions to understand the big picture - they haven't lost two straight games since an 0-2 start last season.