NCAAF

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes

Penn State
Nittany Lions
9 - 1
Ohio State
Buckeyes
10 - 0
November 23, 2019, 12:00 PM EST
 | Ohio Stadium

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Penn State
Nittany Lions
9 - 1
Ohio State
Buckeyes
10 - 0
November 23, 2019, 12:00 PM EST
 | Ohio Stadium
  • The Penn State Nittany Lions are one of the few teams outside the College Football Playoff picture that can actually control their own fate as they visit the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday. A victory over the powerhouse Buckeyes would plant Penn State firmly in the CFP conversation – but the task is a difficult one given how dominant Ohio State has been this season.

    Matchup Information
    • Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes (Matchup Report)
    • Date/Time: November 23, 12 noon ET
    • TV Coverage: FOX
    • Sportsbook Odds: Ohio State -18.5 | O/U 59.5 (Line History)

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The Buckeyes are whopping favorites in this one, though each of the previous three meetings have been decided by three or fewer points.

    Penn State News & Notes

    The Nittany Lions are somewhat fortunate to have remained a one-loss team following last week’s hard-fought 34-27 win over the Indiana Hoosiers; Penn State was outgained by nearly 100 yards in the win, which came on the heels of a 31-26 loss to host Minnesota. Penn State is just 3-5 ATS in its past eight games, though its three covers in that span have come on the road.

    A major key for the Nittany Lions will be keeping up with the highest-scoring team in the country – and QB Sean Clifford and company might have some problems in that regard. Clifford has completed just over 52 percent of his pass attempts with six touchdowns and three interceptions in two games this season vs nationally ranked teams. 

    Ohio State News & Notes

    It’s been a long time since the Buckeyes have had to work up a sweat, with last week’s 56-21 drubbing of Rutgers marking their ninth victory of 30-plus points this season and the fifth time they’ve surpassed the 50-point plateau. They failed to cover against the Scarlet Knights for the first time in nine games – but only because they gave most starters the entire second half off.

    It would be one thing for the Buckeyes to have just one major offensive weapon Penn State has to be concerned with – but that isn’t the case. In addition to running back J.K. Dobbins (1,289 rush yards, 15 TDs) running roughshod over the competition, QB Justin Fields (2,164 pass yards, 31 TDs, 1 INT) has been nearly flawless while completing 69.1 percent of his attempts.

    Betting Pick: Ohio State

    We’d give Penn State a better shot here if the Nittany Lions were playing better, but those performances against Minnesota and Indiana won’t fly – especially with Ohio State enjoying home-field advantage.

    Shark Bites
    • Penn State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road.
    • Ohio State is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games vs its conference.
    • The UNDER is 3-1 in Penn State’s last 4 games vs Ohio State.

Odds

Saturday, November 23 Sat Nov 23


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+10
-115
+700
o59.5
-110
-10
-105
-1100
u59.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+20
-110
+750
o58
-112
-20
-110
-1200
u58
-108

Edge Finder

36.73
Points Scored
33.64
185.64
Passing Yards
273.00
177.91
Rushing Yards
145.55
32:47
Time on Field
29:48
72.00
Number of Plays
65.09
5.18
Yards Per Play
6.59
36.73
Points Scored
33.64
6.09
First Quarter
6.82
9.91
Second Quarter
10.27
9.09
Third Quarter
8.73
11.64
Fourth Quarter
7.82
185.64
Passing Yards
273.00
31.27
Pass Attempts
31.45
18.82
Pass Completions
20.64
1.18
Sacks
1.64
9.73
Sack Yards
10.73
9.86
Yards Per Pass
13.23
177.91
Rushing Yards
145.55
40.73
Rush Attempts
33.64
4.37
Yards Per Rush
4.33
0.09
Interceptions
0.45
1.09
Fumbles
0.64
0.45
Fumbles Lost
0.45
0.55
Total Turnovers
0.91
5.00
Penalties
5.91
43.91
Penalty Yards
47.00
32:47
Time on Field
29:48
72.00
Number of Plays
65.09
5.18
Yards Per Play
6.59
4.00
Punts
3.55
44.77
Punt Average
43.03
72.27
Return Yards
47.27

Head To Head

PENNST
Stat Type OHIOST
2-8
Record
8-2
5-5
ATS
5-5
5-5
O/U
5-5
20.00
Points Scored
33.00
121.00
Rush Yds
241.20
30.60
Pass Attempts
25.10
52.94
Completion %
62.95
191.20
Passing Yds
179.90
312.2
Total Yds
421.1
1.30
Turnovers
0.90
PENNST
Stat Type OHIOST
1-2
Record
2-1
3-0
ATS
0-3
1-2
O/U
1-2
29.33
Points Scored
29.00
139.67
Rush Yds
162.67
28.00
Pass Attempts
40.33
48.81
Completion %
68.60
210.67
Passing Yds
281.00
350.33
Total Yds
443.67
0.67
Turnovers
1.00
Sep 29/18 (1 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type OHIOST
Home
Away
26
Points Scored
27
+3.5
ATS
-3.5
69.5 o
O/U
69.5 u
206
Rush Yds
119
32
Pass Attempts
39
50.00
Completion %
56.41
286
Passing Yds
270
492
Total Yds
389
1
Turnovers
1
Oct 28/17 (2 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type OHIOST
Away
Home
38
Points Scored
39
+7
ATS
-7
57.5 o
O/U
57.5 u
91
Rush Yds
201
29
Pass Attempts
39
58.62
Completion %
84.62
192
Passing Yds
328
283
Total Yds
529
0
Turnovers
2
Oct 22/16 (3 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type OHIOST
Home
Away
24
Points Scored
21
+17.5
ATS
-17.5
54.5 o
O/U
54.5 u
122
Rush Yds
168
23
Pass Attempts
43
34.78
Completion %
65.12
154
Passing Yds
245
276
Total Yds
413
1
Turnovers
0
Oct 17/15 (4 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type OHIOST
Away
Home
10
Points Scored
38
+18
ATS
-18
50 o
O/U
50 u
195
Rush Yds
315
13
Pass Attempts
19
53.85
Completion %
68.42
120
Passing Yds
114
315
Total Yds
429
1
Turnovers
0
Oct 25/14 (5 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type OHIOST
Home
Away
24
Points Scored
31
+13.5
ATS
-13.5
53 o
O/U
53 u
16
Rush Yds
219
50
Pass Attempts
19
62.00
Completion %
63.16
224
Passing Yds
74
240
Total Yds
293
2
Turnovers
2
Oct 26/13 (6 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type OHIOST
Away
Home
14
Points Scored
63
+16
ATS
-16
56 o
O/U
56 u
120
Rush Yds
408
34
Pass Attempts
26
55.88
Completion %
76.92
237
Passing Yds
278
357
Total Yds
686
3
Turnovers
0
Oct 27/12 (7 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type OHIOST
Home
Away
23
Points Scored
35
+1
ATS
-1
51 o
O/U
51 u
32
Rush Yds
234
46
Pass Attempts
19
58.70
Completion %
36.84
327
Passing Yds
143
359
Total Yds
377
1
Turnovers
1
Nov 19/11 (8 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type OHIOST
Away
Home
20
Points Scored
14
+6.5
ATS
-6.5
37.5 o
O/U
37.5 u
239
Rush Yds
206
18
Pass Attempts
17
55.56
Completion %
41.18
88
Passing Yds
83
327
Total Yds
289
1
Turnovers
2
Nov 13/10 (9 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type OHIOST
Away
Home
14
Points Scored
38
+20
ATS
-20
49.5 o
O/U
49.5 u
113
Rush Yds
314
33
Pass Attempts
13
45.45
Completion %
61.54
159
Passing Yds
139
272
Total Yds
453
2
Turnovers
1
Nov 7/09 (10 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type OHIOST
Home
Away
7
Points Scored
24
-4.5
ATS
+4.5
41 o
O/U
41 u
76
Rush Yds
228
28
Pass Attempts
17
42.86
Completion %
47.06
125
Passing Yds
125
201
Total Yds
353
1
Turnovers
0

Team Records

PENNST
Record OHIOST
9-1
All
10-0
6-0
Home
5-0
3-0
Away
4-0
0-1
Neutral Site
1-0
5-5
ATS
8-2
2-4
ATS Home
4-1
3-0
ATS Away
3-1
0-1
ATS Neutral Site
1-0
5-5
O/U
6-4
4-2
O/U Home
2-3
0-3
O/U Away
3-1
1-0
O/U Neutral Site
1-0
PENNST
Record OHIOST
6-1
All
7-0
3-0
Home
2-0
3-0
Away
4-0
0-1
Neutral Site
1-0
3-4
ATS
6-1
0-3
ATS Home
2-0
3-0
ATS Away
3-1
0-1
ATS Neutral Site
1-0
3-4
O/U
4-3
2-1
O/U Home
0-2
0-3
O/U Away
3-1
1-0
O/U Neutral Site
1-0
PENNST
Record OHIOST
9-1
All
10-0
6-0
Home
5-0
3-0
Away
4-0
0-1
Neutral Site
1-0
5-5
ATS
8-2
2-4
ATS Home
4-1
3-0
ATS Away
3-1
0-1
ATS Neutral Site
1-0
5-5
O/U
6-4
4-2
O/U Home
2-3
0-3
O/U Away
3-1
1-0
O/U Neutral Site
1-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
11:00 am EST Mostly Cloudy
6ºC / 42ºF
67% Humidity
0% Precipitation
60% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 7
mph

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report
Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Nov 16, 2019INDIAN34-27W-15/55L/O19217937191371462-1
Nov 9, 2019MINN26-31L-6.5/49L/O1783405181213394602
Oct 26, 2019MICHST28-7W-5.5/42W/U11318930283182265-3
Oct 19, 2019MICH28-21W-7.5/47L/O101182283141276417-1
Oct 12, 2019IOWA17-12W-3.5/43.5W/U17711729470286356-2
Oct 5, 2019PURDUE35-7W-28.5/55.5L/U196264460-191231042
Sep 27, 2019MARYL59-0W-6.5/61W/U1984216196068128-2
Sep 14, 2019PITT17-10W-17/53L/U167222389243723960
Sep 7, 2019BUFF45-13W-31.5/56.5W/O78279357184245429-1
Aug 31, 2019IDAHO79-7W-42/58.5W/O33134267341411450
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Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Nov 16, 2019RUTGER56-21W-52/63L/O217377594110121231-1
Nov 9, 2019MARYL73-14W-42.5/66W/O3833227056277139-1
Oct 26, 2019WISCSN38-7W-14.5/48W/U26416743183108191-2
Oct 18, 2019NWESTN52-3W-27/49.5W/O27920148015742199-2
Oct 5, 2019MICHST34-10W-20/51W/U32320652967218285-1
Sep 28, 2019NEBR48-7W-17/65.5W/U36821258018447231-3
Sep 21, 2019MI-OH76-5W-38.5/57W/O2273746017060130-2
Sep 14, 2019INDIAN51-10W-18/60W/O314214528422152570
Sep 7, 2019CINCIN42-0W-14.5/52W/U270238508107166273-2
Aug 31, 2019FLAATL45-21W-27.5/64L/O237232469222062281
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