They don’t wish to remember their last excursion here to Columbus. For the matter, Penn State players do not want to live on last year’s double-overtime thriller either.
Odds are the Nittany Lions will not behave like they did in 2013, a 63-14 reduction. Odds are that they probably won’t shut out the Buckeyes from the second half just like they did in 2014.
Regardless, the Lions haven’t been too eager to reminisce about game this week.
“We lost,” senior captain Jordan Lucas stated. “That is exactly what I recall.”
That would be the common denominator there, yes.
What chance do the Lions have now been around against the No. 1 team at the surveys, the defending national champs who have never dropped a regular season Big Ten game in four years under Urban Meyer? Slim, albeit better than it appeared a week back.
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 such as Saquon Barkley and Angelo Mangiro are back in the lineup together with each the usual faces on defense. Even Adam Breneman obtained in his first regular repetitions with the offense this week after a week to the scout team to acclimate back to action.
The Buckeyes haven’t always lived up to their No. 1 position through six weeks, tied or trailing Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois, Indiana and Maryland in halftime. Nonetheless, it’s difficult to imagine them coming from sleepy with this one, with a crowded house in primetime.
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