In the end, Alabama took home the 27 to 11 win in front of a crowd of nearly 108-thousand fans.
But would the loss hurt recruiting? 2012 PSU DB commit Armani Reeves didn't think so.
"I don't think it will hurt recruiting," Reeves said. "They are a good team, and winning would have helped a lot, but losing to them is not a huge deal."
The first commit of the Nittany Lions 2012 class Anthony Stanko, seemed to agree.
"People need to realize that Alabama is ranked in the top-5 for a reason," Stanko said. "And has a really good chance at winning the National Championship."
He added, "Plus Penn State didn't give up the entire time."
But for an undecided recruit, would that change things?
"I really don't think it would hurt recruiting," PSU WR target Canaan Severin said. "Penn State didn't play that well, but I feel like the crowd being so loud and the atmosphere was so sick."
He continued, "I feel like that is why a lot of people are going there, because of the atmosphere – and that won't change. Because when there are 110,000 people, your just like, wow."