Prediction time: Penn State-Ohio State breakdown

They don’t wish to recall their last trip here to Columbus. For that matter, Penn State players do not want to live on the past year’s double-overtime thriller either.
Odds are the Nittany Lions won’t behave like they did in 2013, a 63-14 reduction. Odds are that they probably will not shut out the Buckeyes from the second half just like they did in 2014.
Regardless, the Lions haven’t been overly eager to reminisce about game this week.
“We lost,” senior captain Jordan Lucas stated. “That’s exactly what I recall.”
That are the common denominator there, yes.
What chance do the Lions have this time around against the No. 1 team in the surveys, the defending national champs who have never lost a regular season Big Ten match in four years under Urban Meyer? Slim, albeit better than it seemed a week ago.
By the sounds of things, the Lions are going to the Horseshoe in better health than they’ve needed for the last month. That should imply players like Saquon Barkley and Angelo Mangiro are back in the lineup along with all of the typical faces on defense. Even Adam Breneman got in his first regular repetitions with the crime this week following a week to the scout team to return to action.
The Buckeyes haven’t always lived up to their No. 1 ranking through six weeks, tied or trailing Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois, Indiana and Maryland at halftime. Nonetheless, it’s hard to imagine them coming out tired for this one, with a packed house in primetime.

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