Penn State Opens As 3.5 Point Underdog vs. No. 4 Ohio State

By Matt de Bear on September 23, 2018 at 4:59 pm
Oct 28, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin (left) and Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer greet before the game at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

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Let the fun begin. Ohio State has opened as a slight 3.5 point favorite over the Nittany Lions in advance of Saturday's clash of top-10 teams. 

The game will feature the top ranked Nittany Lion offense (55.5 points per game) going up against Ohio State's second ranked squad (54.5), as well as a matchup of the top two quarterbacks in the Big Ten, Trace McSorley and Dwayne Haskins.

Saturday will mark the first matchup of top-10 teams in Beaver Stadium in over 19 years, and give the winner an inside track to the Big Ten East title, and the College Football Playoff. The last two games between the two Big Ten powers have been decided by four total points, and the 2014 edition going to double overtime in Happy Valley.

ESPN's College GameDay will air live from Happy Valley on Saturday morning, and ABC will have the game with kickoff shortly after 7:30 p.m that evening.

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