Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State Buckeyes, NCAAF Big Ten conference game. The Buckeyes look for another victory at home. For now the home team is undefeated in the season and they are still favorites for the title this year. The Lions suffered their first defeat on the rod this year, but the team continues to play flawlessly and the offensive is one of the most dangerous of the season.
Penn State Nittany Lions: A single wound.
The Lions have a positive record with nine wins and only one defeat. The only defeat of the season was on the road against Minnesota 26-31 in week 11. In that game the offensive could barely win the third quarter with 6-0. The other three games on the road were victories against Michigan State 34-10, Iowa 17-12 and Maryland 59-0. All those games were against conference rivals.
On the road the Lions are scoring an average of 32.5 points with 39.0 rushes with 172 rush yards, 20.5 completed passes and 266.8 pass yards. Up to 1.2 turnovers per game this season on the road. The defense allows 12.5 points, 33.5 rushes with 84.5 rush yards, 18.2 complete passes and 218.8 pass yards.
Sean Clifford 59.6% with 168 completed passes, 22 touchdowns and 6 interceptions, 2450 yards, 154 overall rating. 97 personal rushes for 5 touchdowns. In the loss against Minnesota, Clifford had 53.5% with 23 completed passes. The third worst effectiveness this year for him.
Ohio State Buckeyes: The road continues forward.
The Buckeyes are the number two in the nation according to the last AP Poll. Ten wins without losses. Only three teams are undefeated, the other two are Clemson and LSU. The last two home games were victories against Maryland 73-14 and Wisconsin 38-7. Home victories have been marked by a difference of at least 20 points or more. In 2017 and 2018 the Buckeyes won two games against the Lions. The last one was at Penn State and the Buckeyes won 27-26.
At home the Buckeyes are scoring an average of 51.3 points per game, 48.5 rushes with 284 rush yards, 19.7 completed passes with 256.5 pass yards. In the second quarter the Buckeyes are averaging 19.7 points at home. The defense allows up to 9.5 points, 33.3 rushes with 69.2 rush yards, 14 completed passes with 139.2 pass yards.
Justin Fields 69.1% with 159 completed passes, 2164 yards, 31 touchdowns and a single interception. 191.8 overall rating. 84 personal rushes for 10 touchdowns. In a home game alone Fields had 20 completed passes. Overall Fields is launching 14-15 completed passes and less than 250 yards at home.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State Buckeyes 11/23/2019 is: take the Nittany Lions +18.5 (SPREAD).
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