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Game Thread Ohio State at Penn State, 10/22/16, 8:00pm ET ABC/WatchESPN

Discussion in '2016 Football Season Capsule' started by ScriptOhio, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    The Nittany Lions are back at it again.

    Penn State announced Tuesday a school-sponsored white out of Beaver Stadium when the Ohio State Buckeyes roll into Happy Valley on Oct. 22.

    Ohio State is 2-0 under Urban Meyer in white out games in Happy Valley, including 2014's thrilling come-from-ahead double-overtime victory that ended with Joey Bosa using the broken corpse of PSU RB Akeel Lynch as a battering ram for a game-ending sack of Christian Hackenberg.

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  2. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin


    Penn State has already announced that its Oct. 22 game against the Buckeyes would be its annual "white out" contest, and that's been typical of late for this game in Happy Valley. The 2016 game will be a third consecutive night game between the teams at Beaver Stadium. The Buckeyes are 7-5 all-time at Beaver Stadium, including four consecutive victories there since a 17-10 loss in 2005.

  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    From strictly an on-field football standpoint, there is one considerable theme at Penn State heading into James Franklin's third season: Change.

    Both offensive and defensive coordinators from the 2015 season are gone, either fired or moved on to a new job. Starting quarterback Christian Hackenberg bolted as quickly as he could to the NFL, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Carl Nassib now plays for the Cleveland Browns and multi-year starter at defensive tackle Anthony Zettel graduated.

    New faces are everywhere, as Franklin realizes it is now or never for him in State College. Back-to-back 7-6 seasons and a 6-10 Big Ten record mostly with Bill O'Brien's roster is nothing to write home about. Now with three recruiting classes of his own players in the fold and scholarship reductions stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal lifted, it is time to produce.

    Let's take a closer look at the Nittany Lions.

    A messy divorce on Penn State's offense finally ended when quarterback Christian Hackenberg declared for the 2016 NFL Draft shortly following his team's 24-17 loss to Georgia in the Taxslayer Bowl.

    He and head coach James Franklin never meshed on or off the field, and Hackenberg reportedly blamed him for the statistical decline during his sophomore and junior seasons at Penn State. Hackenberg threw for nearly 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns against only 10 interceptions in 2013 for Bill O'Brien but then had a combined 28 scores against 21 picks while his completion percentage plummeted the last two seasons for Franklin.

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  4. Redhawk

    Redhawk All-American

    Second straight night road game against a team coming off a bye week.
  5. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    Come on, refs. You know what to do.
  6. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    This will be child's play compared to what they just went through
  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  8. TooTall

    TooTall Senior '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    We're still undefeated!!!! Conspiracy!!1!111!11!!! :tinfoil:
  9. Deety

    Deety Senior

    I'm funding the "roughing the turf" penalty against Penn State for next week. What're you guys covering?
  10. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    I've got the "unnecessary silliness" and "excessive shenanigans" covered.

    Or was it "unnecessary shenanigans" and "excessive silliness"? Either way, somebody is getting slapped with a fish.
  11. TooTall

    TooTall Senior '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    I will be financing all of the Reynold's Wrap to make cute little tinfoil hats for everyone in Happy Valley to wear once the game gets away from them.

    BUCKYLE Washed

    Phantom PI here. Chipped in an extra $10 spot to have the ref say a DL # that wasn't even on the field when he calls it.
  13. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    It fucking better be.
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  14. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    I've got the momentum-killing non-calls for the offense, but I'll need someone else to cover the defense. The non-calls are expensive when they're playing Maryland but for us? Ridiculous. Oh well, supply-and-demand, right?
  15. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

    Sorry I got a second mortgage for "Shit that happens in the scrum" fund.

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