Show me just something resembling sound, fundamental football without trying to offset your basic incompetence by scoring lots of points. I’m talking to both #9 Penn State and #4 Ohio State here. Please?
The atmosphere at St.Joe-Penndot Memorial Stadium will be electric, inasmuch as this White Out game has been hotly anticipated since last year’s 39-38 slugfest, won by the Buckeyes. While it is just another Super Bowl to James Franklin, this is a make-or-break game for anyone with the wild-ass, unrealistic expectation on either side that their boys are playoff-bound.
It is clear to me that the Nittany Lions were seeking to brush aside Illinois in last week’s Super Bowl while peering over the horizon toward this thing. And while this turkey would love to see something like a 14-10 outcome where defense is king, well, get those thoughts out of your head. This one will not disappoint those of you who like to see lots of scoring. You knew that all along, but I’ll say it anyway. If you liked everything about last year’s game but the final outcome, you’re going to like the way this looks. I guarantee it. [Read more…]