#14 Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-9, 0-7) host the #14 Penn State Nittany Lions (7-3, 4-3) in a battle for Big Ten respectability for the home team. Will the Knights win their first conference game and gain respect? No.
I know, I know… Describing this game as a bye week will become locker room wall fodder for the Scarlet Knights… propelling them to great heights of mediocrity — and they’ll still lose. So don’t give me crapola about jinxes. The only way Rutgers can win this thing is if Penn State completely fails to show up. Will that happen? No.
This is a NOON KICKOFF and PSU always plays crappy in nooners until they wake up. Last week they gave up an 80-yard TD run to Jonathan Taylor before they smelled the coffee. As Urban Meyer once said of his Ohio State team in noon starts, “they come out with that dullard look…” Will that soporific “dullard look” help Rutgers? No.
So, does Rutgers have a chance? No. [Continue reading]