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Penn State Opens as a 19-Point Road Underdog Against Ohio State

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Penn State James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

The lines are in! Penn State is a 19-point underdog against the death machine that is the Ohio State Buckeyes this season. The Bucks have beaten every opponent this season by at least 24 points, with Michigan State having the honor of being said 24-point loser this year in conference play.

While the Buckeyes have looked better and better as the season has gone on, the Nittany Lions have had their ups and downs. They’ve already had their soul-crushing loss of the season, they’ve survived Kinnick magic, they had their letdown game (on Saturday, in fact), they’ve had offensive and defensive ineptitude at times, you name it. Hopefully having run the gauntlet to this point has prepared our Lions to deal with a, dare I say, too confident Ohio State team that doesn’t expect this to be a game in the fourth quarter.

Besides, we know what happened the last time Penn State opened as a 19-point underdog to the Buckeyes...