Penn State is 5-1 and coming off a strong, 29-7 win over Indiana that wrapped up a five-game home stand at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions hit the road Saturday to face No. 1 Ohio State in a rematch of last year’s overtime thriller in State College. The Buckeyes have been slow out of the gates in their six wins; does Penn State have what it takes to start fast, finish strong and spring the upset?
Ohio State, which is wearing all-black uniforms for the 8 p.m. matchup in Columbus, continues to ride workhorse running back Ezekiel Elliott. The Heisman Trophy contender has extended a run of 11 straight 100-yard games to lead the offense, while a talented Buckeyes defense has the athletes up front to give the PSU offensive line fits. Penn State’s defense will have its hands full, while the offense likely must play its best game of the season to win.
Bob Flounders, Andrew P. Shay and Dustin Hockensmith took a look at the matchup and gave their picks and predictions on this week’s Keystone Kickoff Show. Check out audio of the show in this post and be sure to check back in to KeystoneSportsNetwork.com for plenty more Penn State podcasts and analysis.