There are plenty of people in the state of Pennsylvania who are fired up for the renewal of one of college football’s most historic intra-state rivalries.

When Pitt and Penn State square off on Sept. 10, there will be plenty at stake. The teams will battle for the first time since 2000, when Pitt shut out Joe Paterno’s Lions 12-0.

After that game, the series came to an end. Some say it was because of Penn State wanting to host an unbalanced amount of home games. Others say that Paterno held a grudge against Pitt because the school went to the Big East for basketball.

Whatever the case, the rivalry will be back on in 2016 with games scheduled each of the next four years. So what will prevent the series from lasting beyond 2019?

Former Pitt and Pro Football Hall of Hall quarterback Dan Marino has a theory:

Perhaps Marino and other Pitt fans are still bitter that series came to an end in 2000. That game marked Pitt’s first victory against Penn State since 1988.

Even though Penn State held a 23-7-1 advantage against Pitt during the Paterno era, the Lions only lead the all-time series 50-42-1.

But the game Penn State fans will always remember was when the Lions trounced No. 1 Pitt 48-14. On the losing end of that game, of course, was Dan Marino.

You can bet there are a few Lions fans that wouldn’t mind sharing some memories of Pitt’s first loss: