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USA Today's Danny Sheridan Says Penn State Will "Smoke" Ohio 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)

Ohio State has a few tough games on its schedule this year - but none may be tougher than its late September trip to Penn State. The Nittany Lions, after blowing a lead late against the Buckeyes a year ago, will be looking for serious revenge.

Friday, USA Today Sports handicapper Danny Sheridan joined Paul Finebaum on his radio show and dropped an interesting prediction. He doesn't just think Penn State is going to win - he thinks the Nittany Lions are going to "smoke" the Buckeyes.

Here's what he had to say:

"Penn State will definitely be an underdog. They catch Ohio State at home early, in September. Ohio State figures to have their quarterback situation unsettled at that point. I think Penn State will be a slight underdog, maybe two and a half points or three, and I know that will be one my picks and I think Penn State will smoke them. They're going to pay them back for last year.

That is correct, they lost 39-38. I picked them last year to win outright. The year before that, I picked them against Ohio State. I didn't pick them to win, they did. They covered the spread. But my point is that the last two years, Penn State has been getting better and better and this is the year they're going to smoke Ohio State.

They may lose to Michigan, but they're going to win the Big Ten. They'll definitely smoke Ohio State. And that's not an insult to Ohio State. It's just hey, welcome to parity in college football."

Sheridan added that he expects Penn State to win by double digits - by "10 to 14."

Ohio State and Penn State are set to square off on September 29 in Happy Valley. It's a safe bet that it'll wind up being a night game.