Penn State +4.5 @ Ohio State
Get ready for a colossal Big Ten showdown between two of the nation’s top 10 teams. It’s the kind of game that kicks off early, with the crispness of fall in the air, and you can’t help but be drawn into it.
Now, here’s the scoop: Penn State has had a bit of a tough time against the Buckeyes, holding a 1-6 straight-up record since 2016. But this year, something feels different. This might just be the cream of the crop for the Nittany Lions in the James Franklin era. They’re a force to be reckoned with, allowing opposing offenses just a meager 72.5 rushing yards and less than 200 total yards per game. It’s like trying to break through a brick wall against them.
But the Buckeyes, well, they’re no slouch either. They’ve been scoring points, but not as efficiently as they used to, sitting at 54th in the nation in red zone scoring. And then there’s the little matter of injuries, including their top corner and wide receiver, Emeka Egbuka. With him out, Marvin Harrison Jr. is going to find himself double-teamed, which can really shake things up.
What’s more, when you look back, Penn State has been a pretty good bet against the spread when facing the Buckeyes, boasting a 6-1 record since 2016. They seem to have a knack for keeping things interesting.
So, when you’re thinking about this game, it’s not just a clash of titans; it’s a real chess match. A game where the Nittany Lions might just be ready to turn the tide, and the Buckeyes are dealing with their fair share of challenges. It’s going to be one for the books, my friend. Enjoy the show!
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