Ohio State vs. Penn State Buckeyes Wire staff predictions

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The Ohio State Buckeyes are coming off an extremely impressive prime-time victory over the Indiana Hoosiers as they piled on the scoreboard to the tune of 54-7. This week the Penn State Nittany Lions will be coming to Columbus to try and right the ship, also at night, after a devastating nine overtime loss to a very inconsistent and often challenged Illinois Fighting Illini.

This game has lost a bit of its luster with Penn State how having lost two in a row, but this will still be a key match-up for Ohio State. The Nittany Lions likely have the most talented roster the Buckeyes have seen up to this point, so this could be a tough out if they play up to their capabilities. Now let’s dive into what our staff members say will happen with the is game.

Next…The predictions

Contact/Follow Phil Harrison

Ohio State 34, Penn State 20

This matchup sure looks like two teams headed in opposite directions. Ohio State has figured some things out on defense and has continued to get even more explosive on offense as the season has progressed, looking nearly unstoppable now. Penn State’s defense will be the best the Buckeyes have faced all season, but the Nittany Lions won’t be able to score enough points to keep up. It’ll be a physical and tough battle with OSU coming out on top somewhat handily.

Contact/Follow Josh Keatley

Ohio State 35, Penn State 28

The Nittany Lions will be the most talented team that the Buckeyes will face so far this season. They have linebackers that flow extremely well and create pressure, while their defensive backs are playmakers. The Nittany Lions also have a great offensive line, but at the end of the day, the Ohio State offense is the best in the country.

Contact/Follow Mark Russell

Ohio State 49, Penn State 14

The Buckeyes are figuring things out at the right time, while the Nittany Lions peaked early in the season. They may be able to land punch here and there, but it will not be enough to stagger the defending champs. The Buckeyes put Penn State out of its misery early and cruise to another impressive victory.

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