As a kid, Penn State was right at the top of many Syracuse fan's most hated lists, but with the long passage of time and the divergent paths both programs have taken, the passion simply isn't what it used to be. However, those Penn State fans LOVE their Nittany Lions, consistently filling Beaver Stadium to capacity, regardless of how well the team plays.
This year, the passion of their fans is running higher than Joe Paterno's age, as they approach a complete sell out for the season. They've sold 93,500 season tickets and according to the school the allotment of tickets to many road games, including the one at Syracuse, are already sold out.
Given the fickle nature of Syracuse fans, and the rabid passion of the Penn State contingent, it's not inconceivable that they will fill a large portion of the Dome in September - which will make the game that much more unbearable. Hopefully it doesn't turn into this:
So buck up and buy tickets to this one SU fans - although if you don't, it's a 3:30 game and we idiots plan on taking full advantage of the start time, tailgating in preparation, so that should at least take the edge off.