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MMQB: How Will The Rest of Penn State’s 2016 Football Season Play Out?

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We’re halfway through the season. Will the good guys finish strong?

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We are officially at the halfway mark for Penn State’s 2016 campaign and things sure seem to be trending upwards compared just a couple short weeks ago, thanks in large part to back-to-back wins over Minnesota and Maryland. Sitting at 4-2 now, the Nittany Lions have the bye week to allow any nagging injuries to heal and to also have an extra week of preparation for Ohio State under the Beaver Stadium lights on October 22nd.

Following the primetime clash with the Buckeyes, PSU then heads on the road to face bottom-feeder Purdue, followed by another primetime home clash against an Iowa team that while tough, seem more beatable than they did in the preseason. The Lions then follow the Iowa game with back-to-back road games at Indiana (now with an actual defense!) and Rutgers (not sure if mockingly using the BTPR nickname is still funny) before ending the regular season at home against a floundering Michigan State team.

Our question to you, Dear Reader, is quite simple: How do you see the rest of this season playing out? Even the most optimistic amongst us probably has the Buckeyes written down as a loss in permanent marker, but beating the remaining non-Ohio State opponents would still leave PSU at 9-3 heading into the bowl game with a shot at a 10-win season, which would’ve seemed highly unlikely not too long ago. Perhaps, the youthfulness of this team rears its ugly head again as the team loses an additional game or two besides OSU and finishes with 7 or 8 wins? Sound off in the comments, below.