As you may expect not all Penn State students or fans took the College Football Playoff’s committee snub lightly as this PennLive article indicates. It would have been interesting to get a shot at #1 Alabama to see where Penn State matches up with the Tide given Alabama’s domination of the Nittany Lions in 2010 and 2011.
National reaction was a bit muted largely although this USA Today article suggests the playoff will always result in some controversy. Penn State head coach James Franklin didn’t seem very surprised. Of course as this Post-Gazette article indicates, things could have been different if only this didn’t happen.