Penn State vs Ohio State: Prediction roundtable

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STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 22: The Penn State student section cheers during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on October 22, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

One of the premier games of the entire 2018 college football season will take place Saturday night when Penn State hosts Ohio State. 

Well, it’s finally here. There were plenty of twists and turns throughout the offseason and the first four games, but both Penn State and Ohio State have started 4-0 leading up to their prime-time clash.

Beaver Stadium will certainly be rocking on Saturday night. The annual White Out for a primetime game is always a site to behold, and this game will be no different. The last time Ohio State traveled to Happy Valley the unthinkable happened. The unranked Nittany Lions upset the No. 2 Buckeyes with a miraculous fourth-quarter comeback.

If an upset is in the cards this year, the Nittany Lions are going to have to play a complete game. Despite both being ranked in the top-10, Ohio State appears to have  large advantage on paper.

The Buckeyes boast a very productive offense that’s averaging nearly 600 yards and 55 points per game. Ohio State has been lighting up opponents and will be looking to up big numbers against the Nittany Lions.

Penn State will have its hands full with the high-powered Ohio State offense. The Nittany Lions have had trouble stopping opposing offenses, particularly on the ground. Penn State is ranked No. 82 in the nation, allowing a whopping 173 yards on the ground.

Of course, when conference rivals get on the field, most of the numbers can be tossed out. This one will be an emotional contest that could go down to the wire.

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding Saturday’s contest, and the atmosphere will be nothing short of raucous when the game kicks off at 7:30 Saturday evening. So how does the VBR staff think things will turn out between the Nittany Lions and the Buckeyes?

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