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If this scenario would actually happen, how many people here would have confidence that Ficken makes the extra point? Not me.
F*#k it!!!! Go for 2!
(1) A lot of the Buckeye commenters have pointed to MSU as having a defense comparable to ours (or better, whatever), then say we haven't played anyone with an offense. If we're playing that game, a spread running team we held to 247 yards put up over 700 against a common opponent. The Buckeyes did not put up 700.
(2) To the point that the PSU posters have made about how much more opportunistic our D is compared to MSU's... It's incredible how highly we rank given that we don't yet have a DB interception. That really doesn't play into the debate too clearly, but it really is impressive that we're basically creating fumbles and our LBs are getting the takeaways. I dunno, but given the softness of Miller*, I'd be surprised if the ball doesn't wind up on the ground several times when OSU is on offense.
* This isn't up for debate. The kid constantly goes out, much like Denard before he figured out that he shouldn't take hits every play. If you want to talk tough running QB, MRob. But Miller is soft, and will likely be made softer this weekend.
Score: Penn State 34, Ohio State 24
MVP: Matt McGloin
Interesting Stat Line: Penn State holds an opponent scoreless in the first quarter for the 8th time this season
Off the Wall Prediction: Penn State scores a special teams TD
F the NCAA
F the BOT
Score: 34-21 PSU
MVP: MM both O& D
Interesting Stat Line: Time of Possession - PSU 39 min. to OSU 21 min.
Off the Wall Prediction: OSU doesn't score a TD until the 2nd half
PSU up 21-6 at the half. OSU converts a 2pt PAT in the 4th to close the gap.
October 12, 2013. PSU 43 - UM 40 (4 OT). Unfortunately this fan wasn't around long enough to see it!
Allen Robinson who wasn't given a chance in the old regime?
This guy doesn't know what he's talking about, obviously, buit that comment jumps out at me.
In the Redzone, would love to see Belton lined up in the backfield only to get the ball and throw it for a TD.
Of course I'm sure OSU knows about Belton's QB skills from the wildcat last year.
1st off, kudos to psu and the fans for not folding and hangin tough after a 0-2 start and all the b.s that has happened (a lot of schools would have packed it in)....
my "homer" pick has osu winning 34-27..
our d blows (mr obvious) but the o with braxton does enough to win...
its eerily similar to our n/c season where our d was great and our o blew....that season we won many games by 7 or less, but we won....
same crap this yr, except, instead of low scoring d battles we have shootouts...
so far, every homer from nebraska to msu has said our d will fail and we will lose (but its yet to happen)...
not sayin it wont, but so far, nobody has stopped the bucks o....
the psu d is as good as msu's and we shredded them (the final score was not indicative of the game, we turned it over 3 times in psu territory and took a knee on our final drive) could have been an easy win instead of a 1 point game...
but, woulda coulda shoulda's mean shit, psu is playin tough and it will be a close game.....
mistakes will cost somebody a win...
We are on the same page ...
PSU 34, OSU 24
Interesting Stat Line: Tight Ends for PSU will have a combined 200 yards receiving
Off the Wall Prediction: OSU will get a touchdown via a blocked punt or a KO return
Penn State 35-21
MVP: Belton 150 yards combined rush/receptions
ISL: Braxton does not rush for a TD
OTWP: At one point in game Penn State scores TD's on 3 straight possessions.
“We need to keep this (expletive) together,” Mauti and Zordich to Hill
Methinks brutus is channeling the ghost of Christmas future! Seems he is predicting OSU to turn it over 3 times in psu territory!
Score: YOUR Penn State Nittany Lions 27...Ohio State 24
MVP: O: McGloin. D: Hodges
Interesting Stat Line: Teams are almost identical in passing yards. We win the rushing yard battle
Off the Wall Prediction: We win on a 4th quarter 4th down conversion in the red zone
lol, nice catch psufankc63, nice catch!!!!!!
seriously, good luck saturday!....hope it's a great, fair game with no injuries...
we (ineligible) guys need to stick together...
right back at ya!!!!
hope you guys weather this storm (the sanctions) and get back to normality asap...
this buckeye fan is proud to have you folks in the big ten, dont let the comments/actions of a few tools get ya down....
PENN STATE (never have responded to the "we are" before, but i support you folks)
Thanks for that brutus! Best of luck Saturday. Win lose or draw, this should be one for the ages.
it usually is....
i have been watching psu for a looong time....
my wife's family is from harrisburg and my uncle is a HUGE psu fan, we have always got together for the osu/psu game....
sadly, i lost my fave uncle this july and my mother in law (loved psu to death) a few yrs ago...so this game has big meaning to me (outside football)....and then the stuff with paterno, sandusky etc...tragic situation, however, the fans and players of psu have shown great resolve and will heal....
Wow. Sorry for you loss. Seems you have great ties to both programs. I love this rivalry and I love being in the B1G, even if alot of other B1G constituents don't want us.
If you ever get to Beaver Stadium for a tailgate, beer's on me Bro!
Score: PSU 35, OSU 21
MVP: Bill Belton
Interesting Stat Line: We dominate the time of possession again, almost a 2 to 1 clip
Off the wall prediction: We return a KO for a TD
WE ARE! And we will always be...
ESPN's Adam Rittenberg
Penn State 27-24
ESPN's Brian Bennett
Penn State 28-21
Pretty much every prediction you make on these boards is wrong. You should try a George Constanza method and pick the polar opposite of what your instincts and gut tell you. 34-24 TOSU is a solid pick.
Your owp is completely reasonable, not off the wall, sir.
MVP: Mauti & Robinson
Interesting Stat Line: Mcgloin 3 rushes 25 yards and a key touchdown late to put the game out of reach.
Off the Wall Prediction: Either a Td or safety off Miller Fumble
PSU 28 - OSU 21
ISL: Miller held to less than 75 yds. rushing
OWP: McGloin hops, skips, and jumps to 3 td's
With so many people (even national media) picking PSU...this is always when I get nervous. As a Bills fan, I see them do decently, then any time they get hyped, they fall on their faces. It kind of felt the same way with Joe's teams the last ~5 years.
Even though I appear to be the only PSU fan who picked OSU to win, I'm not sure I feel that way anymore with this PSU team. These coaches are just that good.
No matter what happens, I feel this will be a very, very good game.
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