Ohio State-Penn State: No. 1 Buckeyes Travel to Happy Valley

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Ohio State-Penn State: No. 1 Buckeyes Travel to Happy Valley

Icon Sports MediaThe No. 1 college football team in the land will face the "White Out" in State College, PA, on Saturday night.

The undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes will be under a lot of pressure after losing five of their last six games at Beaver Stadium.

Home field advantage plays a big role in the series between the two teams; in 12 of last 14 meetings, the home team won the game.

The last time OSU played at Penn State, in 2005, the Buckeyes lost a crucial game by the score of 17-10.

Ohio State has been this season's most consistent team with an 8-0 (4-0) record.

This game will tell the college football world if the Buckeyes are indeed national title contenders.

This is also a "put up or shut up" game for 6-2 (3-2) Penn State.

The Lions are on a three game winning streak ever since they lost at Illinois in September, and this Saturday is a chance to prove to everybody that they're still a contender for the Big Ten title.

With a win over the No. 1 team in the country, I see Penn State jumping up at least 10 spots in the rankings—with even better things to come in the future.

But I won't get ahead of myself, because the Nittany Lions still need to take care of business on Saturday in a big game.

The way I see it...

I see this game coming down to wire.

OSU and PSU have two of the best defenses not only in the Big Ten, but in the country.

Watch for a low scoring game, where points will be hard to come by.

In order to win this game for either team, their offense will have to step up and score points against the other team's great defense.

I truly believe Penn State will win this game.

They have home field advantage that has been huge in the Ohio State/Penn State series for the last 14 years, they have the smash mouth defense that will put pressure on Buckeyes QB, Boeckman all night, and shut down their star RB, Chris Wells.

In order to win the game, Anthony Morelli will have to play the way he did in the Outback Bowl last season.

He can't turn the ball over the way he has this season.

The team is looking to him to make a difference because he is overdue.

Saturday night is a perfect night for him to finally play up to his full potential.

He has a great WR core, so if he can hit them consistently night, this game is Penn State's.

My Prediction

PENN STATE: 20

OHIO STATE: 13 

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