They don’t wish to remember their last trip here to Columbus. For the matter, Penn State players don’t wish to live on last year’s double-overtime thriller either.
Odds are the Nittany Lions won’t behave like they did in 2013, a 63-14 reduction. Odds are they likely will not shut out the Buckeyes from the second half like they did in 2014.
No matter the Lions haven’t been too excited to reminisce about game this week.
“We lost,” senior captain Jordan Lucas stated. “That is what I remember.”
That would be the frequent denominator there, yes.
What chance do the Lions have this time around against the No. 1 team at the polls, the defending national champs who have never lost a regular season Big Ten match in four decades under Urban Meyer? Slim, albeit greater than it appeared a week back.
By the sounds of things, the Lions are going to the Horseshoe in better health than they’ve needed for the last month. That should mean players like Saquon Barkley and Angelo Mangiro are back in the lineup together with each the usual faces on protection. Even Adam Breneman obtained in his first regular reps with the offense this week after a week to the scout team to acclimate back to actions.
The Buckeyes have not necessarily lived up to their No. 1 ranking through six weeks, tied or trailing Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois, Indiana and Maryland at halftime. But it’s hard to imagine them coming from tired with this one, using a crowded house in primetime.

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