They don’t want to recall their last excursion here to Columbus. For that matter, Penn State players don’t want to dwell on last year’s double-overtime thriller either.
Odds are the Nittany Lions won’t crumble like they did in 2013, a 63-14 reduction. Odds are they probably won’t shut out the Buckeyes from the second half like they did in 2014.
No matter the Lions haven’t been too excited to reminisce about game this week.
“We lost,” senior captain Jordan Lucas stated. “That’s what I remember.”
That are the frequent denominator there, yes.
So what chance do the Lions have now been around against the No. 1 team in the polls, the defending national champs who have never lost a regular season Big Ten match in four decades under Urban Meyer? Slim, albeit better than it appeared a week ago.
By the sounds of things, the Lions are heading into the Horseshoe in better health than they’ve had for the past month. That should mean players such as Saquon Barkley and Angelo Mangiro are back in the lineup along with all of the typical faces on defense. Even Adam Breneman got in his first regular repetitions with the offense this week following a week on the scout team to acclimate back to actions.
The Buckeyes haven’t always lived up to their No. 1 ranking through six months, tied or trailing Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois, Indiana and Maryland at halftime. Nonetheless, it’s hard to imagine them coming out sleepy with this one, with a crowded house in primetime.
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