Subject: Regular Season Win Totals Pick: Penn State OVR 7

Penn State OVR 7 (Even)

Phil Steele and College Football News both assert that the Nittany Lions will exceed last years 7 wins. Who am I to disagree?

The Schedule:

W – Kent State
T – @ Pitt
T – Temple
L- @Michigan
W – Minnesota
W – Maryland
L – Ohio St
W – @Purdue
T- Iowa
W- @Indiana
W – @Rutgers
T – Michigan State

6 Wins, 2 Losses, 4 Toss Ups

Worst-case scenario is that Penn State finishes 7-5 and this wager ends in a “Push.” But I think the Lions will finish 9-3 and I’ll cash in.

Key Game(s) to hit this wager: @Pitt and Temple. Temple hammered the Lions in the opening game last season. Penn State finished 7-5 in the regular season last year, so getting revenge against the Owls will go a long way toward pushing the Nittany Lions over the 7 win total. I think they’ll get their revenge. Sweeping the non-conference will give Penn State tremendous momentum going into the conference.

Freebie: Ohio State. In 2014, Penn State took the eventual National Champions into 2 OTs, eventually losing 24-31. Ohio State will be coming off a brutal game against Wisconsin in Madison, whereas the Nittany Lions will have a week off to prepare for the Buckeyes. Beat the Bucks, and Penn State will be a contender in the East Divison race.

Landmine: @Indiana. Last time here, Penn State eked out a 13-7 win.