BSD Prediction Roundtable: Kent State

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bscaff: A football team is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, and fights as a team. This individual hero stuff is bullshit. The bilious bastards who write that stuff for the Black Shoe Diaries don't know any more about real battle than they do about fornicating. And we have the best team - we have the finest food and equipment, the best spirit and the best men in the world. Why, by God, I actually pity these poor bastards we're going up against.

I don't want any comments reading 'We're holding our position.' We're not holding a gat-damned thing. We're advancing constantly and we're not interested in holding on to anything except the enemy. We're going to hold him by his nose and we're going to kick him in the ass; twist his balls and kick the living shit out of him all the time. Our plan of operation is to advance and keep on advancing. We're going to go through the enemy like shit through a tinhorn.

Penn State 84-0

Jersey Nick: I think the defense bounces back a little this week, especially with a healthier Mike Hull. I think the young CB's play better, allowing Amos to stay at Safety for the time being. Austin Johnson starts to get the bulk of the playing time, and gives Kent State's offensive line more to think about, allowing the defensive line to finally get some pressure on the QB. And I'm going to continue to predict a Deion Barnes sack until it happens, so Deion Barnes will get a sack.

As far as the offense, Hack finally (hopefully, maybe, please?) starts off fast, hitting Geno Lewis for a deep touchdown on the first drive of the game. He puts up 400 on the day. Zwinak gets the majority of the carries early on, until the game starts to get out of hand, and Akeel Lynch takes over for the bulk of the carries in the 2nd half, and picks up 120 yards and 2 touchdowns. And A-Rob does his A-Rob things, and continues to be the best receiver in the country.

As far as my usual drinking predictions, I will be in the press box this weekend (Seriously, Jared and Cari are letting me do this), so I will not be drunk. However, I WILL be in charge of the BSD twitter account for the game. So, for my miscellaneous prediction of the week: The BSD Twitter account gains 30 followers during the game, and my personal account (@TheRealNPolak) loses 60. Go State.

Penn State 42-10

Bill: I think Kent State puts up points in garbage time, but come on. The Golden Flashes will be without their best player RB Dri Archer, who actually could give Penn State's defense some fits. Kent State's other offensive maestro is RB Trayion Durham, and he's averaging 3.0 YPC this season. Ouch.

On defense, Kent State kind of sucks, which leads me to believe that we're going to see the best game of Christian Hackenberg's career. The Golden Zips have allowed 270 YPG through the air this year, including 357 to Bowling Green. I think there's an excellent chance that we see 450 yards from Hack, with 180 of them going to Allen Robinson. This one gets ugly. I picked the game to be this close out of pessimism from last week, but I wholly expect to be wrong.

Also, Nick won't be drinking because he'll be busy "being a journalist." Journalist is slang for "alcoholic," Nick. NO EXCUSES.

Penn State 45-20

Chad: The defense gets a confidence boost against a pretty lackluster Kent State offense sans Dri Archer. Turnovers abound as the Flashes try to actually do stuff with the ball, unlike last week against LSU. Hack continues to do the damn thing. Everybody's happy again.

Penn State 41-9

From The Podcast:

Adam: Penn State 56-10

Dan: Penn State 49-10


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