They do not wish to remember their last trip here to Columbus. For the matter, Penn State players don’t wish to live on the past year’s double-overtime thriller either.
Odds are the Nittany Lions won’t crumble like they did in 2013, a 63-14 reduction. Odds are they likely will not shut out the Buckeyes from the second half just like they did in 2014.
No matter the Lions have not been too excited to reminisce about game this week.
“We lost,” senior captain Jordan Lucas stated. “That is exactly what I remember.”
That would be the frequent denominator there, yes.
So what chance do the Lions have now been around against the No. 1 team at the polls, the defending national champs who have never lost a regular season Big Ten match in four decades under Urban Meyer? Slim, albeit greater than it appeared a week ago.
From the sounds of things, the Lions are heading into the Horseshoe in better health than they have had for the past month. That should mean players like Saquon Barkley and Angelo Mangiro are back in the lineup together with each of the typical faces on protection. Even Adam Breneman obtained in his first regular repetitions with the offense this week after a week to the scout team to return to action.
The Buckeyes have not necessarily lived up to their No. 1 ranking through six months, tied or trailing Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois, Indiana and Maryland in halftime. But it’s hard to imagine them coming out sleepy for this one, using a packed house in primetime.
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