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Which game is the undoing of Penn State?

@ Wisky, Oct 11
2
20%
@ tOSU, October 25th
3
30%
vs Mich State, Nov 22nd
0
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Other
2
20%
Never, they run the table
3
30%
 
Total votes : 10

Who beats the Nittany Lions?

Postby BritSox » Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:24 pm

I was checking out the ranking, and basically, I can see only two ways the matchup isn't SEC winner vs Big 12 winner. One is that USC wins out, and the winner of one or other of the 'good' conferences (I'd think more likely the SEC) has two losses. The other is Penn State going unbeaten. Regardless of their cupcake OOC schedule, I have a hard time seeing how an unbeaten BCS conference team doesn't get in, unless both the SEC and Big 12 champs are unbeaten.

So... does it come to pass? I've got Michigan and Indiana at home, and Iowa on the road, (what's it like being lumped in with that kinda company, Wolverines fans?) down as fairly solidly in the PSU win column. Which leaves two tough looking away games at Wisconsin and especially Ohio St, and the Spartans at home last game.

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Re: Who beats the Nittany Lions?

Postby deerayfan072 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:50 pm

@ OSU will be tough.

Watch out for the UM game. It is a trap game and they may be looking ahead because UM hasn't been good this season.
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Re: Who beats the Nittany Lions?

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:18 pm

nunca...for all of you non-spanish speakers, that means never...which is close to no one (I don't actually know how to say no one in spanish). Anyway, they aren't losing until the the BCS this year.
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Re: Who beats the Nittany Lions?

Postby Metroid » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:01 pm

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:(I don't actually know how to say no one in spanish).

nada uno? :-B
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Re: Who beats the Nittany Lions?

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:27 pm

Metroid wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:(I don't actually know how to say no one in spanish).

nada uno? :-B

What he said.
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Re: Who beats the Nittany Lions?

Postby ShoelessJoe » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:00 am

Wisconsin this weekend. Give Wisconsin 5 points and they're undefeated at this point.

Also, I think that a one-loss (two-loss) SEC or Big 12 team gets the nod over an undefeated (one-loss) other conference team with USC being the lone exception. OSU has really ruined it for the Big 10 especially over the last two years and perception is HUGE in college football rankings. I think if you have a two-loss Georgia team compared to a one-loss Penn St team, Georgia would end up in the NC Game. (This is purely speculation and not statistically backed up at all, I'll look into the numbers later to see if I can get some evidence to back up my statement.) I do however think we will see another two-loss team in the NC game this year.
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Re: Who beats the Nittany Lions?

Postby Free Bagel » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:44 am

I think they'll finally lose in the Big 10 conference championship game.

Oh, wait...
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Re: Who beats the Nittany Lions?

Postby knapplc » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:52 am

The truth is that they could get beaten by Wisconsin, OSU or Michigan. Even MSU could beat them. Penn State is a good team, but I am not seeing them running the table.
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Re: Who beats the Nittany Lions?

Postby Skidroc13 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:48 pm

If somehow Penn State and Alabama are both undefeated and Oklahoma loses, they will be in the BCS title game.

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Re: Who beats the Nittany Lions?

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:26 pm

ShoelessJoe wrote:Wisconsin this weekend. Give Wisconsin 5 points and they're undefeated at this point.

Also, I think that a one-loss (two-loss) SEC or Big 12 team gets the nod over an undefeated (one-loss) other conference team with USC being the lone exception. OSU has really ruined it for the Big 10 especially over the last two years and perception is HUGE in college football rankings. I think if you have a two-loss Georgia team compared to a one-loss Penn St team, Georgia would end up in the NC Game. (This is purely speculation and not statistically backed up at all, I'll look into the numbers later to see if I can get some evidence to back up my statement.) I do however think we will see another two-loss team in the NC game this year.


I know this is off topic, but this is something that has bugged me for a while. Why is USC an exception? There are plenty of other big 10 and pac 10 teams that have done as much as USC. Why should they possibly be regarded higher than Big 10 teams with the same record and equal schedules?
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