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Brazen Predictions and Early Morn’ Open Thread: Week 8, OSU

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NCAA Football: Maryland at Penn State Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Howdy, gals and guys! (Yes guys, the ladies get addressed first in this post, get over it). It it 2:14 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, October 22nd and we are just hours away from PSU’s biggest game of the year. I am dreading waking up in 4 hours to drive to State College, but dreaming of seeming all your smiling faces! That being said, let’s predict some stuff:

Clay: Bold prediction time for all you fine folks. Penn State may not win the ball game against OSU (they won't), but a star will be born. Linebacker Cam Brown is going to show why he was recruited by the nation's elite, totaling double-digit tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble to help keep PSU from getting its brains bashed in by a team with far superior depth and talent.

Chris L: I've been on special teams for the first 6 games, so I think I'll switch gears. For the first time since Kent State, the linebacking corps looks good, with Brandon Bell and Jason Cabinda back. The linebackers lead the way, notching a handful of tackles for loss, a sack, and forcing a turnover.

Aaron: Trace McSorley finishes with more rushing plus passing yards than J.T. Barrett.

(I’m assuming Aaron didn’t say total offense to account for the 150 receiving yards J.T. will have)

Eli: Penn State will actually win the game.

DLando: J.T. Barrett doesn't score a touchdown until the second half.

Jared: Trace McSorley will have a solid outing, gaining 270 yards through the air and two touchdowns. Per tradition, he will also throw a pick-six. Mike Gesicki will continue his impressive season with 8 catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.

On defense, not only does Brandon Bell return, but he feeds off the electric atmosphere to accumulate 11 tackles, 2 TFLs a sack and a forced fumble, while senior Evan Schwan chips in two sacks as well.

Tim: Penn State scored a touchdown on its opening drive of the game.

Cari: Penn State will get close to 300 yards on the ground despite losing by at least two scores.

There you have ‘em. Hot n’ ready like a terrible pizza from Little Ceasars. We showed you ours, now you show us yours...(predictions, people). Oh, and we’ll give you an open thread and game schedule to boot (we at BSD are selfless lovers).

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech 7:00 p.m. ESPN / ESPN3
Troy at South Alabama 7:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
BYU at (14) Boise State 10:15 p.m. ESPN / ESPN3
Friday, Oct. 21, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
USF at Temple 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Oregon at California 10:30 p.m. ESPN / ESPN3
San Jose State at San Diego State 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
NC State at (7) Louisville Noon ABC / ESPN3
(10) Wisconsin at Iowa Noon ESPN / WatchESPN
Texas at Kansas State Noon ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Indiana at Northwestern Noon BTN / BTN2Go
Oklahoma State at Kansas Noon FS1 / FS Go
Rutgers at Minnesota Noon ESPNU / WatchESPN
Central Michigan at Toledo Noon BCSN/TWC / ESPN3
Miami (OH) at Bowling Green Noon ESPN3
North Texas at Army Noon CBSSN /
UCF at UConn Noon ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
UMass at South Carolina Noon SECN / WatchESPN
Syracuse at Boston College 12:30 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Ohio at Kent State 1:00 p.m. ESPN3
Hawaii at Air Force 2:00 p.m. Oceanic PPV
(22) North Carolina at Virginia 3:00 p.m. RSN / ESPN3
Colorado at Stanford 3:00 p.m. Pac-12N /
Akron at Ball State 3:00 p.m. ESPN3
(6) Texas A&M at (1) Alabama 3:30 p.m. CBS /
Illinois at (3) Michigan 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Purdue at (8) Nebraska 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / ESPN3
TCU at (12) West Virginia 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / ESPN3
Eastern Michigan at (20) Western Michigan 3:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Memphis at (24) Navy 3:30 p.m. CBSSN /
Buffalo at NIU 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Idaho at Appalachian State 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
PVAMU at Rice 3:30 p.m. CUSA.TV
UT Martin at Georgia State 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Tulane at Tulsa 3:45 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Middle Tennessee at Missouri 4:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(19) Utah at UCLA 4:00 p.m. FOX / FS Go
Charlotte at Marshall 5:30 p.m. beIN Sports / beIN Video
Colorado State at UNLV 5:30 p.m. ROOT SPORTS / MWN
(17) Arkansas at (21) Auburn 6:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Oregon State at (5) Washington 6:30 p.m. Pac-12N /
(11) Houston at SMU 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
East Carolina at Cincinnati 7:00 p.m. CBSSN /
Louisiana Tech at FIU 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Old Dominion at WKU 7:00 p.m. ASN
UL Lafayette at Texas State 7:00 p.m. TSSP / ESPN3
UTEP at UTSA 7:00 p.m. KMYS-CW 35
Michigan State at Maryland 7:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Mississippi State at Kentucky 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Tennessee State at Vanderbilt 7:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
(2) Ohio State at Penn State 8:00 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
(16) Oklahoma at Texas Tech 8:00 p.m. FOX / FS Go
Georgia Southern at New Mexico State 8:00 p.m. ESPN3
(23) Ole Miss at (25) LSU 9:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
ULM at New Mexico 9:00 p.m. ROOT SPORTS / MWN
Washington State at Arizona State 10:00 p.m. Pac-12N /
Fresno State at Utah State 10:30 p.m. CBSSN /
Wyoming at Nevada 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN