There is of course talent behind them, but OSU is not especially deep at DE this year, and you don't just plug a new guy in to replace a likely top-3 NFL Draft pick.
Penn State is averaging 55.5 points per game, Ohio State is 54.5.
Sure, but Penn State played much of last year's game without their starting left tackle and starting defensive end when Bates and Bucholz went out early in the game.
FWIW, Urban confirmed Bosa is indeed out.
Not to mention Devyn Ford coming in next year, and a pair of 5-star kids in 2021 (Chris Tyree, Marshwan Lloyd) heavily considering PSU.
You and me both! Thankful I'm heading over on Thursday night rather than Friday!
They are averaging the most points in the nation through four games. Yes, there have been problems, but the offense and scoring is not one of them.
For what it's worth, Reid did sit, but when Johnson and then Castro-Fields got banged up, he came back in.
Well that's embarrassing.
Thanks for letting us know.
They both played this weekend.
Shorter is just coming back from an injury, and Dotson is likely going to be redshirted.
Personally, I don't mind it. Penn State is never going to host one, and at least in theory, it should help give programs like Illinois a bit more attention than they'd get from a typical noon kickoff on Saturday.
But I get the downside from a short week, travel, and recruiting perspective. None of the staff will be able to make any visits to high school games this week, which can certainly hurt.
McGovern is absolutely the starter. I don't think there's any question there. This was just a game where they could very easily get some of those guys somewhat meaningful reps and not worry about it affecting the result.
If ND keeps flirting with disaster, it will eventually catch up to them.
Welcome, and thanks for joining the fun! But please refrain from complimenting Nick too much.