We’re less than two weeks away from a showdown between Ohio State and Penn State. The result of that game will not only affect the College Football Playoff rankings, it should decide which team wins the Big Ten East.
Ohio State hasn’t lost a game yet this season, meanwhile Penn State just lost its first game of the year to Minnesota.
Both programs entered this year with uncertainty at quarterback. Justin Fields and Sean Clifford aren’t very experienced, but they’ve handled the starting job well at their respective schools.
The Buckeyes should remain undefeated heading into this showdown as they face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights this Saturday. As for the Nittany Lions, they have a tough test against the Indiana Hoosiers.
Penn State could remain in the hunt for the Playoff with a win on the road in Columbus, but the ‘Worldwide Leader in Sports’ doesn’t see James Franklin’s squad pulling off the upset.
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Ohio State has an 84.1 percent chance of defeating Penn State.
Chase Young will be available for the Buckeyes next weekend. The NCAA announced on Wednesday that his suspension was trimmed down to two games.
A win over Penn State would punch Ohio State’s ticket into the conference championship.
Kickoff for this game will be at 12 p.m. ET from Ohio Stadium.