Penn State returned home this week to take on Central Michigan. They got off to an impressive start, finishing 15th in the rankings. latest USA TODAY Athletic Coaches Survey. However, how you end up really matters. Penn State won its first five games and went on a losing streak last season.
What’s crazy to think is that Purdue was a good test for them, but the Boilermakers really aren’t ready for a hot start after a last-minute loss to Syracuse. Speaking of Syracuse, is Dino Babers getting any of the head coach’s attention to move on to a bigger job? The same can be said for Purdue’s Jeff Brom, but now, after the first few games of the season, it’s hard to argue with that.
Continuing the theme, let’s go back to Pennsylvania State and talk about their matchup against Central Michigan this weekend.
Who are the experts picking this week? Let’s take a look.
First, we have Kerry Miller of Bleacher Report. He not only believes that Penn State is beating Central Michigan. But he also believes that the team is gaining 45 points. Penn State handily beat Auburn on the road last week and they held Bigsby’s Tank for just 39 yards. A redemptive game for Penn State’s defense after he conceded over 100 yards to him last season. Miller predicts the Nittany Lions will beat Central Michigan 45â20.
Next we have writers in Athlone Sport. All three writers had Penn State beat Central Michigan on Saturday.
Next we have writers Buckeyes Wire. Each week of the college football season, their staff predicted the winners of each game over college wires. This week they take on the Nittany Lions to take down Central Michigan’s Chippewa.
This will be another non-conference game for Penn State and should be easy for them. Last year, the Nittany Lions had that kind of momentum in the first few games of the season. Yes, their level of competition in which they played was low. But now they have a lot of momentum.
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