ESPN thinks Penn State is relying too much on Saquon Barkley.
Penn State, the No. 3 team in the country, has yet to lose this season. The Nittany Lions are 6-0 at the midway point of the year.
ESPN thinks that will change soon.
In its second half predictions, the Worldwide Leader predicted PSU will lose “at least” one of its next three games.
ESPN thinks Penn State is relying too much on star running back Saquon Barkley and that’ll eventually trip them up.
Ultimately, the overreliance on Barkley is going to come back to bite the Nittany Lions. And we’re going to see it play itself out very quickly when, after failing to face a single defense ranked in the top 45 nationally the first half of the season, Penn State will play three top-15 defenses (Michigan, Ohio State and Michigan State) — and lose to at least one — in its next three games.
Barkley is a special talent, but that is too much to ask of any one player.
Here’s Penn State’s schedule the rest of the way:
|Sat, Oct 21||vs||Michigan||7:30 PM|
|Sat, Oct 28||@||Ohio State||3:30 PM|
Sat, Nov 4
Sat, Nov 11
Sat, Nov 18
Sat, Nov 25
ESPN’s FPI is predicting Penn State to lose one of those games – the road trip to Columbus to face Ohio State.