For the big, overhyped, smashmouth slugfest Game of the Century (of the Week) in Columbus, the Nittany Lions open up as early sports book favorites, by 2½ points, as it were. We’ll watch that as the week progresses.
Seems as if the bookies are giving OSU a little more respect than PSU fans are. This is a tough call. The boys are traveling to a venue where it is difficult to steal a victory. Terrelle Prior has the capability of beating the Lions’ defense with his feet, but how well has he developed as a passer? Certainly with him and Beanie Wells in the same backfield, the Penn State defense better be sharp from the start, unlike their uneven effort against Michigan. While the adjustments against the Wolverines proved effective, Michigan sucks. Ohio State does not suck. Therefore, they better be banging on all cylinders from the get-go.
Is that clear?