I have been snorting lines of Ginkgo Biloba for days in an effort to help me remember all of the sympathy that we received during the 2011 football season. It is either not working or there was no sympathy.
I can't for the life of me understand why we are supposed to feel bad for PSU and their lack of scholarship athletes. There depleted depth was not due to mass injury or some strange air born locker room virus. They had a coach who was sexually assaulting kids. The NCAA sanctions, which are nothing in the grand scheme of things, were designed to punish the program. They were designed to make it difficult for you to win and profit if only for a short period of time.
Every current player and coach was aware of the fact that it was going to be rough sledding on the grid iron for a bit. I applaud them all for making the decision to be a part of restoring the PSU brand. It is courageous.
However, you may get you teeth kicked in for a few years by superior teams. It is what it is. Stop whining about having the score "run up" on you, it may not be the last time until you are back to full strength. Accept it, learn from it, and use it as motivation to help rebuild your program.