Make Your Case: Penn State Is Good!

Andrew GlennContributor IOctober 13, 2008

Going into the weekend there are 15 teams that are still unbeaten. And those teams are not USC, Georgia, and Ohio State (ranked #s 1, 2 and 3 in week 1).

One of the 15 teams that remain undefeated is Penn State. Don't look twice Penn State is a powerhouse and they're loud.

Real loud! How loud you ask? Well, Penn State received its highest ranking since 1999 when the Nittany Lions were ranked 2nd in the nation. Penn State 7-0 (3-0) is first in the Big Ten beating Illinois 38-24, Purdue 20-6, and destroying Wisconsin 48-7.

Saturday's win in Madison against Wisconsin was the first time winning a road game against a ranked opponent since 2002. The win rose Penn State 3 spots entering the top 5 in the polls.   

"This was a statement game for us," said Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark."People still don't believe we can do this."

Clark, the first year quarterback electrified Penn State's offense with throwing 16 of 25 for 244 yards, one passing touchdown and one interception. In addition with being effective with his arm, he also was the threat with his legs with two rushing touchdowns. He was on fire.

# 3 Penn State is proving the nation that they deserve to be in the conversation with #1 Texas and #2 Alabama in contending for the National Championship.

The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Rankings do not release until October 19 and Penn State should be on the top of that Ranking. However it may be a little early to start sending invitations to the BCS championship game in Miami.

Penn State will test their #3 rank against the Michigan Wolverines at Beaver Stadium for their Homecoming. It’s going to be a challenge for the Lions hoping to end Penn State's losing streak against the Wolverines.

Penn State's next game includes #12 Ohio State in Columbus on Oct. 25, and #20 Michigan State at home on Nov. 22.