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O'Brien, Penn State prepare for the emotion of Senior Day, as Nebraska awaits in home finale

  • Penn State NCAA college head football coach Bill O'Brien addresses the media during his weekly press conference, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in State College, Pa.  Penn State plays Nebraska on Saturday. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT

    Penn State NCAA college head football coach Bill O'Brien addresses the media during his weekly press conference, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in State College, Pa. Penn State plays Nebraska on Saturday. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Penn State NCAA college head football coach Bill O'Brien addresses the media during his weekly press conference, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in State College, Pa.  Penn State plays Nebraska on Saturday. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT

    Penn State NCAA college head football coach Bill O'Brien addresses the media during his weekly press conference, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in State College, Pa. Penn State plays Nebraska on Saturday. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT  (The Associated Press)

Bill O'Brien will always remember his first Senior Day as head coach, that final time players race out of the tunnel in front of the home crowd, most of them knowing they'll never hear 90,000-plus fans cheering for them again.

O'Brien was moved last season by the emotion that hit the Penn State seniors as their names were called for one final game. And he's looking forward to witnessing that all over again.

"I remember the looks in their eyes," O'Brien said Tuesday. "They know this is the last time they're going to play on this field."

The seniors gave O'Brien and Happy Valley a win to remember in a tumultuous year: A rousing 24-21 win over Wisconsin that catapulted the Nittany Lions into the offseason.

This year, Nebraska is the opponent.