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Former Ohio State Football Star Has Message For Penn State Fans

Ohio State players holding their helmets before a game.

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12: Ohio State Buckeyes players hold their helmets on the sideline during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Ohio State and Penn State are less than two hours away from kicking off at Beaver Stadium. This one should be awesome.

Penn State is holding its annual "White Out" game, which means the crowd will be in a frenzy. Both teams are ranked in the top 10, and the winner will be the early leader in the Big Ten East race.

The last time these teams played in State College was two years ago, and Penn State upset the Buckeyes 24-21. However, Ohio State has won seven of the last 10 and 12 of the last 16 matchups between the two schools.

Former OSU wide receiver Michael Thomas wants to make sure Penn State fans are aware of these facts. He does not consider this series a rivalry, and he said so on Twitter.

The Buckeyes may be the dominant team in this series, especially of late, but Penn State is dangerous tonight.

James Franklin's team has a potent offense, led by Miles Sanders and Trace McSorley, and they will have the crowd behind them.

With that being said, if Penn State can't stop Ohio State's own explosive offensive attack, it will be a long night for the Nittany Lions.

Ohio State-Penn State kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.