The Penn State Nittany Lions got to rest this week while the rest of the Big Ten battered itself. The Nittany Lions are seeking opportunities to bounce back from their incredibly close loss to Ohio State last weekend. Penn State’s next game will be against Michigan State. Given how Michigan State has stumbled lately, this is a great opportunity for Penn State to bounce back and maintain its spot as the second best team in the Big Ten.
The Ohio State Buckeyes remain the only undefeated team in the Big Ten and they’re still the best team in the entire conference. Indiana was able to scare Ohio State a bit in the first half, but the Buckeyes have far too much happening on offense for the Hoosiers to have truly had much of a chance to win that game.
After Ohio State took down the Penn State Nittany Lions, the Buckeyes were cemented as the best team in the Big Ten. This team is going to remain in that spot for a little while longer. Unless there is some sort of unforeseen upset that happens, the next test for Ohio State comes in November when the Buckeyes go to Michigan State. Granted, Michigan State may not be much of a test.
That leaves the final game of the season. Michigan and Ohio State are going to duke it out then. Assuming Michigan doesn’t add on any other losses, this rivalry might just have college football playoff and Big Ten title implications by the time its all said and done.
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