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The 103rd Rose Bowl featured 101 total points.

That was a hell of a Rose Bowl. Unless you are a Los Angeles Rams fan and follow ESPN senior writer Arash Markazi on Twitter.

Or, obviously, are a supporter of the team that came up on the losing end of the record-setting 52-49 final score. In the Keystone State today, the front pages of most daily newspapers say it all, with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette winning for best metaphor.

Several other Pennsylvania dailies went with a more hopeful Penn State fan’s POV. And as far as standout front-page visuals, the Harrisburg Patriot-News wins for its editors’ subtle framing of the loss, via a lead photo of Penn State head coach James Franklin embracing his disconsolate daughters.

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