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The Crimson Tide of Alabama got their 2010 title defense underway with a bang last week, blowing up San Jose State 48-3. But Penn State got an impressive victory too, ringing up Youngstown State 44-14.
Nittany Lions quarterback Robert Bolden looks good, but the true freshman had better be ready to go, because Tuscaloosa has a way of devouring young quarterbacks. Penn State also needs a better game from senior running back Evan Royster than it got last week.
Alabama looked unstoppable last week, as quarterback Greg McElroy threw for 218 yards on just 13 completions. The Crimson Tide will probably be without defending Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, but they have enough depth at running back that it shouldn't matter.
Pick: Penn State. My upset of the week. The Nittany Lions might not win, but they'll beat the spread, no doubt in my mind.