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CBS Sports Makes Score Prediction For Ohio State-Penn State

Ohio State's Malik Hooker deflecting a pass during a college football game between Ohio State and Penn State.

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 22: Malik Hooker #24 of the Ohio State Buckeyes breaks up a pass against DeAndre Thompkins #3 of the Penn State Nittany Lions in the first half during the game on October 22, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The biggest game of the weekend in college football will be held in College Park, Pa. It is time for Ohio State-Penn State.

The winner of this game will have an inside track in the Big Ten East race. The last two seasons, the winner of this game has gone on to win the Big Ten Championship Game.

If either of these teams wants to make the College Football Playoff, this is a game they have to win. The loser will have to run the table, and both teams have yet to face Michigan and Michigan State.

Did we mention both are ranked in the top 10 in the country? Yeah, we can't wait for this one.

CBS Sports' Tom Fornelli has unveiled his score prediction for the game. He likes the Buckeyes in a close one.

Here is part of what Fornelli had to say:

Penn State will score points on Ohio State. Its offense is too good, and the absence of Nick Bosa will only help the Penn State offense, but I can't trust the defense in a game of this magnitude just yet. Plus, Ohio State has done really well as a road favorite. Since the 2008 season, the Buckeyes have been road favorites 38 times, and they've gone 22-15-1 ATS in that span. Against ranked teams like Penn State, they're 5-2-1 ATS. I trust Ohio State more right now.

Ohio State 35, Penn State 28

To read Fornelli's full analysis on Ohio State-Penn State and his predictions for other games, click here.

Ohio State and Penn State will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.