Nooner with Northwestern
The mighty #4 Penn State Nittany Lions (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) travel to Ryan Field to take on the Northwestern Wildcats (2-2, 0-1 B1G). Noon starts on the road, particularly those in front of an apathetic, sparse Ryan Field crowd, are problematical for Penn State. Why should this one be any different? Hell, at the beginning of the year, I predicted that this would be the Waterloo for Napoleon Franklin and his hubris-hampered army, the veritable denouement of PSU’s 2017 B1G title hopes.
That was then and this is now. In the words of the noncommittal parent and our national parental unit, President Donald J. Trump, “we’ll see.”
The Wildcats of Northwestern, aka the Wildpussies, are coming off an interesting game with the #10 Wisconsin Badgers in which they took an unexpected 10-7 lead into the locker room at halftime, then fell behind and mounted a comeback, but wound up losing 33-24. Still, the Badgers had their hands full of pussyfur. (I don’t know where this pussy thing is going yet. Don’t stop me — I’m on a roll!) On the blue and white side, you are well aware that the Nee-tah-nee Lions prevailed over a mistake-laden Indiana last week, 45-14. [Read more…]