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Ohio State Hosts Penn State in Big Ten Showdown

College football conferences are well into their conference schedules and the Big Ten is no exception. On Saturday the No. 1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes host the Penn State Nittany Lions in front of a national television audience.

The current line has the Ohio State Buckeyes highly favored by 19 points with the point total for the over/under at 47.

Entering this game Penn State is 5-1 straight up and 3-3 against the spread, while Ohio State is a perfect 6-0 SU but just 1-5 ATS.

The top ranked Buckeyes look to extend their streak to 27 straight victories in the Big Ten on Saturday. Ohio State also has the longest active winning streak in the country at 19 games.

Last season, the two teams battled for two overtimes before Ohio State won 31-24. However, Penn State after losing its opening game, has won five straight. In those wins, four were by 13 points or more and Penn State now looks to pull off a huge upset.

Braxton Miller the former quarterback turned wide receiver had five receptions and 79 yards plus a touchdown last week for Ohio State.

Christian Hackenberg the junior quarterback for Penn State has thrown for 1,086 yards, with 7 touchdowns and just 2 interceptions.

Saquon Barkley a freshman running back leads Penn State in rushing with 373 yards and Akeel Lynch a junior has 262 but both are expected to sit out with ankle problems. Nick Scott a freshman running back should get the bulk of the running duites.

Ohio State’s Cardale Jones has 1,158 yards passing, 7 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. However, in the red zone, the Buckeyes switch to J.T. Barrett at quarterback who has three touchdowns rushing and two passing.

Ezekiel Elliott the talented Ohio State running back has 835 yards rushing with 10 touchdowns. He has run for at least 100 yards in 11 consecutive games.

Ohio State has won three straight games against Penn State and has a series lead of 16-13.

Hackenberg has 39 touchdown passes in his career, which is sixth overall in school history.

Michael Thomas a junior wide receiver for Ohio State had 100 yards receiving for the first time in his career last week.

The OVER has cashed in 4 of the past 5 games between the two teams. Penn State is 2-8 against the number in its past 10 games played at Ohio State.

Prediction: Ohio State will shut down the one dimensional offense of Penn State and notch plenty of scores themselves, covering easily 48-12.

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