1. Name one unit-to-unit match up Penn State must win Saturday. HowWow. That is kind of specific. I'm going to assume we are talking about players who are on the field at the same time.
does PSU win that battle?
Penn State's Linebackers have to play very well. They are going to be facing Purdue's spread offense and will have to cover a variety of players from players lining up wide to the slot to running backs. I am not concerned about Penn State's ability to score points, however, it is critical that Penn State's Linebackers play well.
2. This trip to Purdue is setting up to be a classic trap game. Do youI agree that it is setting itself up to be a trap game. Penn State looks far better on paper, OTT agrees with me, which means that PSU can get complacent. Penn State is also coming off a big win and will have another big game next week. There certainly is a possibility for the team to look past Purdue.
agree? Why or why not?
I hope that our more experienced players (D-Will, Norwood, Butler) will remember the let down PSU experienced against Michigan in 2005. I hope the memory of that letdown will be shared with younger players this year as an example of how important it is to keep focus.
3. Purdue will be doing a "Black Out" this week. Putting aside thatI don't like them. It is clearly a pitiful attempt to try to steal the energy and the popularity of the "White-out". If they didn't learn from Georgia what can happen to you during a "Black-Out" than what I say here will certainly have no effect. I, for one, am looking forward to see Penn State wearing white and shining like a beacon in the middle of a field draped in black.
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-Royster over 100 yards?Absolutely. Purdue has a terrible run defense. What will be astounding is that PSU has a shot to send three players over 100 yds. I think Royster, Green, and Beachum could go over 100.
-Curtis Painter throws first TD ever vs. PSU?Yeah. He will.
-Pat Devlin gets meaningful playing time?Not a lot and maybe not meaningful. However, I think he will play and play well.
GO STATE! BEAT PURDUE!