The battle of two football programs spending the 2012 season playing for pride will kick off this weekend. The undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes will travel to Beaver Stadium to take on the surprisingly good Penn State Nittany Lions.
Both teams are banned from postseason play this year, but don't bother trying to tell either one that there is nothing to play for. The Buckeyes have won four of the last six meetings and are considered the favorite in this matchup, despite going on the road and playing in a tough and hostile environment.
Although Ohio State does have the better record and may be more talented than Penn State, the Buckeyes are due for an upset this year.
Here is why the Nittany Lions will continue to surprise and pull off its most impressive victory yet.