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Penn State Kicks Off Troubled 2012 College Football Season

Ohio BobcatsPenn State Nittany Lions
Sep 1, 12:00 PM | Grass of Beaver Stadium

Ohio Bobcats vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds

10-4TEAM RECORD9-4

The Penn State Nittany Lions get a chance to help that community put the terrible events of the off-season behind them as they open their first football season in 60 years without Coach Paterno with a home game vs. the Ohio Bobcats Saturday.

Penn State, with a dearth of talent and big clouds over Happy Valley, is favored by six points over Ohio, which has most of its starters back from a  team that went 10-4 last season.

View Ohio vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Fans backing the Nittany Lions here saw them open as 9-point favorites at BetOnline in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

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Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

A few Bobcats at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Ohio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio's last 5 games
Ohio is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games
Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Penn State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Ohio home to New Mexico State, Saturday, September 8
Penn State at Virginia, Saturday, September 8