Fans expect Penn State to beat Ohio, and do so in convincing fashion.
Sure, the Bobcats are 1-0 and got a somewhat impressive upset win over Florida Atlantic at home this past Saturday.
But isn’t the fact that they were underdogs against Florida Atlantic at home pretty telling.
Ohio is a mid-major program that 3-9 last season, and Penn State doesn’t lose to teams like that in Beaver Stadium.
Ohio upset Penn State in that venue the last time these teams play, but that was a Bobcats team that went 9-4 playing a Penn State team that was playing its first home game after the worst summer in program history.
The 2022 Penn State team has momentum, coming off a thrilling 35-31 win over Purdue on the road in last Thursday night’s season opener. Week 2 should be anti-climatic compared to the theatrics of Week 1.
The Nittany Lions are 24.5-point favorites according to DraftKings Sportsbook.
With the outcome of the game seemingly a forgone conclusion, Penn State fans will probably worry more about how the team looks rather than the outcome.
I posed a question on Twitter this past Saturday asking what Penn State fans wanted to see Saturday, and got a variety of responses.
A 100 yard rusher. Singleton, Allen, or Lee idc
— Colin Crissey 🇺🇦 (@ColinPat3) September 4, 2022
Penn State hasn’t had a 100-yard rusher since Keyvone Lee— who is still on the team and caught the winning touchdown against Purdue— accomplished that feat against Michigan in 2020.
— Jordy (@JordyFaux) September 4, 2022
Allar made his college debut last week in his first game wearing a Penn State uniform, briefly entering in the third quarter after Sean Clifford had to leave due to cramps. Allar is a five-star Class of 2022 signee from Medina, Ohio, who many fans expect to be Penn State’s next great quarterback.
Abdul Carter for more than 1 play
— Stoneman8286 (@tomstoner3) September 5, 2022
So Penn State fans, what do you want to see most against Ohio?