Penn St. Nittany Lions (0-5 Big Ten East) vs Michigan Wolverines (2-3 Big Ten East)
Noon ET, November 28, 2020--ABC
Michigan Stadium (Capacity: 109,901**** / Ann Arbor, MI)
The Redzone TD% and Redzone TD% Defense are calculated by me and not ranked by the NCAA. Determining who has the advantage in these categories is strictly my arbitrary judgment.
This is going to be a very bad, not fun game.
I did laugh, again, while creating this post - truly the only thing that surprised me was PSU’s plummet in kickoff return defense (headed into last week, the Nittany Lions hadn’t given up a single return; against Iowa, they gave up one, for 25 yards, so they went from tied for first to near the bottom). Michigan, on the other hand have had seven kicks returned; on the other side of the ball, we’ve only been able to return 12 kickoffs, and they’ve returned 22 (4.4 per game). That number will be much less this week.
I’ve come to expect really bad red zone performance from this year’s PSU team - but Michigan is almost as bad in the red zone! And I find that, frankly, amazing. What a difference a year makes.