The doubt finally crept in. Ohio State, in a season filled with many storylines, had been the favorite in almost every game this season. When the Buckeyes traveled to Michigan State, a smattering of people thought the Spartans could win, but Ohio State was the popular pick. Penn State had early momentum, but it was short-lived. That wasn’t the case last week. Penn State entered the game on a five-game winning streak and became a national media darling. The Nittany Lions would be the team to end Ohio State’s dream season. But the Buckeyes came prepared.