Can you remember the last time Penn State played at Beaver Stadium as a double-digit home underdog? Neither do I.
In fact, my redbulls & cheetos powered fact checker, aka Jenny the Intern, could not find a single game since the Big 10 era (1993) began in which PSU was a such a large double digit home underdog like they will be this Saturday night Vs. Ohio State. Click here for more college football betting spreads.
— Nittanyville (@NittanyvillePSU) October 19, 2014
Matchup: No. 13 Ohio State Buckeyes Vs. Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Saturday, Oct. 25
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Place: Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa.
Radio: Ohio State Football Radio Network, Maryland Sports Radio Network
Betting Spread: Ohio State -14
Money Line: Ohio State -550/Penn State +425
Ohio State Stats Leaders
- Passing: Barrett – 107-164, 1615 yds, 20 tds
- Rushing: Elliott – 91 car, 531 yds, 4 tds
- Receiving: Thomas – 21 rec, 377 yds, 5 tds
Penn State Stats Leaders
- Passing: Hackenberg – 134-227, 1637 yds, 5 tds
- Rushing: Belton – 63 car, 258 yds, 3 tds
- Receiving: Hamilton – 43 rec, 560 yds, 1 td
— Ohio State on BTN (@BTN_Ohio_State) October 22, 2014
Buckeyes Vs. Nittany Lions Against The Spread Betting Prediction
The Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) bring a four-game winning streak into Beaver Stadium Saturday for a key Big Ten matchup with the Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten). Could Ohio State overlook Penn State this week and walk into an upset?
"I think if you play a really bad team, that happens," Buckeyes head-coach Urban Meyer said Monday. "Going on the road in front of 110,000 people, knowing we didn’t play great on Saturday, we expect to play great."
— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) October 22, 2014
Meanwhile, Penn State is coming off of back-to-back losses to Northwestern and Michigan and are in desperate need of a big win. The Nittany Lions will also be well rested and prepared after their bye week but are noticeably hindered by the scholarship limitations handed down by their sanctions.
Defensively, the Nittany Lions have excelled in spite of having such a "James Blunt" offense. Penn State ranks sixth in points allowed per game as well as sixth in total yards allowed per game. Ohio State has been effective on defense this season, ranking 24th in points allowed and 15th in yards allowed per game this year.
Can Urban Meyer keep rolling after his first ever loss at Ohio State (week 2 this year), or will Penn State get a much needed W?
Against The Spread Betting Pick: Ohio State 31, Penn State 23