Number five Ohio State will host number 20 Penn State at Ohio Stadium on Saturday night. The Buckeyes haven't lost a top-25 game at home since 2012 and haven't lost a home game to Penn State since 2000. The Buckeyes haven't won four straight games against the Nittany Lions since 1988-91 and haven't beaten them in back-to-back seasons since 1992-93. Ohio State has won nine of its last 10 games against Penn State and is 24-2 against the Nittany Lions since Urban Meyer became the Buckeye coach in 2012.
Penn State Lost to Illinois Last Week
Penn State's puzzling loss to Illinois, led by Bret Bielema, knocks them to No. 20, and this game has gone from headliner to "eh" across the American college football scene.
SportsLine's model just revealed its CFB picks and predictions for Penn State.
The model has now zeroed in on Penn State vs. Ohio State and has just released its college football picks and forecasts. According to SportsLine's model, the game will fall under the point total, with the teams combining for 54 points. Penn State vs. Ohio State: Ohio State -18.5 points.
Ohio State vs Penn State: Storylines
Ohio State has won four games in a row versus Penn State. The Buckeyes are rated fifth in the country, while Penn State is still mourning from last year's setback. Ryan Day believes the team has no reason to dismiss the Nittany Lions. Ohio hopes to win another game against Penn State and advance to a third consecutive College Football Playoff berth with a home victory. It will air on ABC Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Rob Oller Prediction
"Scarlet the Shoe" is Ohio State's reaction to Penn State's traditional Whiteout, and it will be the closest the Buckeyes will get to being on high alert. There's nothing to be upset about when your team's offense is first in the country in scoring (49.3) and 18th in points allowed (18.57).
Joey Kaufman Prediction
This will not be the dance of previous weeks, but expect OSU to continue to win comfortably as its powerful offense keeps putting up numbers in a hurry.
Bill Rabinowitz Prediction
This game appears to be lot different than it first looked to be when quarterback Sean Clifford was not injured. Penn State needs the quarterback to be 100 percent healthy in order for the Nittany Lions to have a chance in this one.
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Ohio State vs Penn State: Match Information
This year, Penn State has a strong team. They have a lot of talent on the field and are well-coached. I like both of their offensive and defensive coaches, and their defense can be quite good at times. But I think they're in for a rude awakening when they face Ohio State this weekend.
Ohio State is now playing at a level unrivaled by most teams in the country. While Penn State has consistently been a thorn in Ohio State's side, I believe the distance between these two programs has expanded in recent years. This year, Penn State will struggle to keep up with Ohio State's offensive.
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