Somehow, this Turkey foolishly and inexplicably got caught up in a spirit of rampant optimism following the sloppy Akron game. I said the following in last week’s prediction:
I keep coming back to whether our offensive line is up to the task. I think that our front-line defense can keep the game close, unless theyâ€™re on the field too long. Iâ€™m thinking that Coaches Dick Anderson (who, by the way, is old enough to have been the graduate assistant who led this Turkeyâ€™s Phys Ed class at â€˜State), and Bill Kenney have made great strides with the offensive line. But will it be enough? I think it might be. I think Morelli can throw two or three TD passes and Tony Hunt can gain 100 yards, too. And I think Johnson, Conner, Shaw I and Shaw II, and Posluszny will have the upper hand with B-Quinn. Hey, Jason Whitlock, the same AP voter who placed Notre Dame at #10 this past week also picks Penn State to win this game. So, why canâ€™t a Turkey? What the hell! Penn State 26, Notre Dame 22.