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GO OSU!!

Ok- so there's a BIG game on tonight @ 8:00!!

Ohio State vs. Penn State....I know I am living in PA...BUT my team is, has been since I can remember...ALWAYS WILL BE..... OSU!
I may live in PA, but I lived in Ohio for many years as well, before moving to PA...and so, I love my BUCKEYES!! :)
This is a real 'biggy'- ya see....my family; mom, dad, brother, son...hubby....all are cheering on the Buckeye's!
Then there's my Aunt's (aka-my pie bakin buddies), my Uncle, two cousins and their familes...cheering on the Nittany Lions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are a very close family...EXCEPT when these two teams meet!! LOL!!

So...once 8 pm rolls around.....I'll know exactly where my entire family will be!!! :) That's a great feeling, to know that everyone is safe and sound all together, yet...we will all be in different places, from FL to TX, from PA to VA....but we will all be watching OSU kick some Penn State hiny!!! hehehe.... I HOPE that's how it goes, anyway!!!! ;)

So-who do ya think's gonna win??


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GO OSU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Saturday’s marquee conference matchup could ultimately help decide the Big Ten title, and could even help propel a league squad into position to compete in a third consecutive BCS Championship game. One week after snapping a nine-game losing streak to Michigan, Penn State will look to end another skid as the Nittany Lions have not won at Ohio State since 1978. PSU has dropped its last 10 games against ranked opponents when playing on the road and by comparison, Ohio State has won 12 of its last 13 conference home games against opponents in the top 25. In this series, which the Buckeyes lead 12-11, the home team has won 12 of the 15 meetings since 1993.
Much has been made this week about Ohio State freshman quarterback Terrelle Pryor choosing the Buckeyes over the Nittany Lions and Wolverines. But that decision appears to have paid off for both these teams as Saturday’s contest features a good QB battle, thanks largely in part to the impressive season senior Daryll Clark has had for Penn State. Clark is fifth in conference passing with 191.4 yards per game, but rates second in passing efficiency (152.7) and in touchdowns thrown (11). He has also recorded the least amount of interceptions among Big Ten passers this year with two.
Clark has helped guide a Penn State offense that ranks first in the conference in scoring (45.4) and rushing (234.6), second in total offense (482.1), and third in passing (247.5). Sophomore tailback Evan Royster is third in the league in rushing (111.6) and boasts a conference-best average of 7.7 yards per carry. Senior wideouts Deon Butler (60.8) and Jordan Norwood (57.9) rank sixth and seventh, respectively, in Big Ten receiving yards. Breaking down the statistics will lend you to believe that Ohio State is struggling on the offensive side of the ball. The Buckeyes rank sixth in scoring (26.9) and rushing (182.1), 10th in total offense (322.2) and last in the league in passing (140.1). But OSU also made an early switch at quarterback from Todd Boeckman to Pryor and also had to suffer through three games without star tailback Chris Wells, who has run for 508 yards in the four games since his return. Pryor was 7-of-11 for 116 yards and a TD and had 72 yards rushing on 12 carries against Michigan State last week.
Defensively, these two teams are among the best in the league. Penn State, which leads the conference in total defense (263.2), has allowed only 17 fewer total yards than the Buckeyes (265.4) have this year. The Nittany Lions are second in scoring defense (11.8), followed by OSU (13.4) in third. Against the pass, Penn State ranks first (159.4) and the Buckeyes are second (168.2), while both teams rank 1-2 in pass defense efficiency with ratings of 93.4 and 97.6, respectively. On top of that, both the Nittany Lions and the Buckeyes are better against the rush. Ohio State is first in the conference with 97.1 rushing yards allowed per outing, followed by Penn State at 103.9. OSU linebacker James Laurinaitis ranks second in the league with 9.8 tackles per game, while Penn State’s Navorro Bowman is fifth at 8.9. Teammate Aaron Maybin paces the conference with 10.0 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss on the year.


Have a FUN Saturday, everyone!!! GO BUCKEYE'S!!!