The Penn St Nittany Lions will travel in Big Ten conference play as they face the Ohio St Buckeyes in an NCAA college football game set for Saturday night.
Kick off time from Ohio St is set for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ABC TV.
The betting odds from this week nine game have the home side Ohio St Buckeyes favored by –15 points.
Penn St enters play off the bye week. The team improves to 4-2 on the season following a 43-40 home victory in overtime against the Michigan Wolverines as a +2 point betting odds underdog. The game total landed over 51 ½ points. Penn St overcame a 10 point fourth quarter deficit to force the overtime.
The team gained 390 yards offensively with 85 on the ground for 2 yards a carry. Christian Hackenberg hit on 23 of 44 throws for 305 yards with three touchdowns and two picks. They turned the football over four times and took three away from Michigan. Penn St survived going 3 of 16 on third down. The Nittany Lions allowed the Wolverines offense 389 yards with 149 rushing for under 3 yards a carry. Penn St on defense got off the field 78% of the time on third down.
Ohio St is a perfect 7-0 this season following a 34-24 home victory last week to the Iowa Hawkeyes as a -18 ½ point betting favorite. The game total finished at over 54 ½ points. It was 24-24 after three quarters then Ohio St outscored Iowa 10-0 in the second half.
The Buckeyes gained 495 offensive yards with 273 running for 5 ½ yards a carry. Braxton Miller completed 22 of 27 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns. Carlos Hyde ran for 149 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. The team had a +10 minute time of possession advantage aided by 10 of 14 conversions on third down. The Ohio St defense gave up 375 yards to the Iowa offense with 130 on the ground for nearly 5 yards a carry.