In the face of unprecedented adversity, the 21st-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions continue to put their best foot forward as they pull into Columbus for this Saturday's pivotal Big Ten Conference showdown with the Ohio State Buckeyes.
With interim head coachleading the way, the Nittany Lions can claim at least a share of the Big Ten's Leaders Division title with a win over the Buckeyes. They will win the crown outright and earn a spot in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game if they win this week, and on November 26 at Wisconsin.
Penn State's season took a serious turn last week when legendary coach Joe Paterno was relieved of his duties in the wake of the sex abuse scandal that has rocked the once-proud institution. Playing its first game since 1965 without Paterno as the man in the charge, the Lions put forth a valiant effort in last Saturday's final home game of the season, but fell to Nebraska in a 17-14 final. The loss snapped what had been a seven-game win streak for PSU.
Game date, time: 3:30 pm ET, Saturday, November 19th
Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
TV channel: ABC/ESPN
Spread: Ohio State favored by 7.
Series history: Ohio State leads, 14-11.
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