Ive posted on the two biggest PSU game to date - Wisconsin and Auburn. Luckily these picks have went 2-0.
I feel like these guys still arent getting respect. The entire country is on Iowa it seems. But I am with my boys and the ML.
Penn State ML +120
1) As I have said in the earlier big game picks this team is different. They play for each other. Guys who could have went pro came back because they felt they could do something special. Going into Kinnick I think thats huge. They believe in each other. They think they can win.
2). All the PSU defense is hearing is "Iowa defense this...Iowa defense that.". I feel like what they have done to this point has still not earned them the respect they deserve. So they will want to come out showing Iowa that they have the better defense.
3.) Iowa has a worse offense than two of the teams PSU has played - Auburn and Indiana. I think we know what the PSU D did to those two teams.
4.) PSU is 3-0 in their last three at Kinnick. Big home field advantage for Iowa for sure, but somehow the Lions have their number there.
5.) PSU isnt turning the ball over, and thats exactly how Iowa has been winning and getting margin.
*If PSU continues to protect the football, and get a little bit from their running game, they should win by at least a touchdown. They have the best player on the field in #5 on offense. He makes 1 or 2 plays. and PSU wins.
Should be a hard hitting, old fashioned Big10 game.