This is the game that everyone has been waiting for in the BIG 10! For the past few years ths game has been the battle of the top two teams in the conference and this year is no different. The Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) bring their undefeated record and title aspirations to Happy Valley to battle the undefeated Penn State Nittany Lions (4-0). This has the potential to be the game of the year for the entire country.
Ohio State comes into this one with a first year starter at quarterback, who has played like anything but that, in Dwayne Haskins. He is currently one of the Heisman Trophy front-runners according to most experts. This offense has been rolling and has the best win between the two teams by beating TCU in Dallas in what was billed as a neutral site game. That game was anything but neutral and the Buckeyes proved they can thrive under pressure.
Penn State has been on the cusp of greatness recently but cannot quite seem to get over the hump to become an elite team. The Nittany Lions have a great offense of their own and have shown a penchant for scoring in bunches! After the wake-up call vs giant-killer Appalachian State in the opening game PSU has been absolutely dominating, especially in the second half of games with Trace McSorley leading them.
This match is most likely going to come down to defensive stops and composure. Ohio State has proven they can score big against athletic defenses and Penn State still must prove they can compete vs top flight defenses. Additionally, if PSU gets behind early and waits for a second half burst, as they have previously this year, they will not have the firepower against the OSU defense to make the run. The Buckeyes will roll in this one, winning easily and flying over the total!