Expert Picks: Is there an upset brewing in Columbus?

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We are just two days away from Penn State’s intriguing matchup in Columbus against Ohio State.

Penn State is entering the weekend trying to snap a two-game losing skid after their upset loss at home to Illinois last weekend. Meanwhile, Ohio State has been lights out.

So, who are the experts picking for this week’s matchup?

To start, a writer from Bleacher Report made his predictions of every matchup from every ranked team.

After last week’s loss to Illinois, Penn State is under even more pressure than they already were. This Bleacher Report analyst, Kerry Miller, has Ohio State blowing out the Nittany Lions 42-17.

Next, a group of writers from College Football News got together and made their predictions for this week’s matchups.

The consensus pick was Ohio State. However, one writer did pick the Nittany Lions to upset the Buckeyes in Columbus.

As mentioned, this will be the toughest matchup yet this season for Penn State. There were certain points in the game last weekend that they can build off of. However, Ohio State is not a team to mess around with. If Penn State wants to win this game, they are going to have to grab the momentum as early as possible.

This is the best season yet we have seen from Sean Clifford under a new offensive coordinator in Mike Yurcich. He did not play like himself last week, but there’s a good chance he could be coming in with a vengeance and a chip on his shoulder after their loss to Illinois. That would be huge for Penn State’s success on Saturday.

The expert picks are in, and the majority of them have Ohio State defeating Penn State in fashion. Can the Nittany Lions pull off the upset? We will find out on Saturday.

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