Ohio State v. Penn State

Ohio State v. Penn State
The Nittany Lion and a Penn State cheerleader ...

The Nittany Lion and a Penn State cheerleader at the 2005 football game versus Cincinnati at Beaver Stadium. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ohio State V. Penn State

Ohio State v. Penn State is always a game worth watching. This year's game means more than most, and may set the tone for the remainder of the season for both teams. Ohio State is favored, but Penn State is looking for an upset.

It would be difficult to say that Ohio State is not the favorite in this particular matchup. With 18 straight wins under their belts and a dominating performance so far this season, it almost seems like a foregone conclusion that the Buckeyes will win. However, recent performance has shown the team to be anything but invincible, and careful planning on the part of Penn State might be Ohio State's undoing.

Penn State's riding high after a victory over Michigan, one that certainly showed a team that is more than realistic in its national title hopes. The Buckeyes may be a huge stumbling block for the Nittany Lions, though, especially as the team represents Penn State's first truly difficult road game of the season. The rivalry between the two teams is sure to create an intense environment, and going into the game as a realistic underdog may not be easy on the visitors. One real question is whether or not the team's bye week will help or hurt their chances against the number four team in the nation.

Though the odds are stacked in the Buckeye's favor, this game is still one to watch. Airing on ABC at 8:00 PM, this is sure to be the game of the week. Whether you are a fan of each team or just of great college football, this is the game to watch.

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Ohio State 2018 Football Schedule

Jan 1st Rose Bowl v Washington
ESPN 5:00pm ET

Sep. 1 Oregon State Beavers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Noon ET

Sep. 8 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH 3:30pm ET

Sep. 15 at TCU Horned Frogs
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

Sep. 22 Tulane Green Wave
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH

Sep. 29 at Penn State Nittany Lions
Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA

Oct. 6 Indiana Hoosiers (HC)
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH 3:30/4pm ET

Oct. 13 Minnesota Golden Gophers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH

Oct. 20 at Purdue Boilermakers
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN

Nov. 3 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Time 12:00pm

Nov. 10 at Michigan State Spartans
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI Time TBA

Nov. 17 at Maryland Terrapins
Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD Time TBA

Nov. 24 Michigan Wolverines
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Noon ET

Dec. 1 Big Ten Championship Game
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN 8:00pm ET