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Ohio State at Penn State game time, details
Ohio State leads the all-time series 20-14 and has won three in a row dating back to 2017. In the Buckeyes’ last trip to Happy Valley, Ohio State overcame a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Penn State 27-26. The Nittany Lions’ last win in the series came in 2016 at Beaver Stadium.
Ohio State is 1-4 all-time against the spread in its last five against Penn State, and the Buckeyes are 29-13-2 against the spread against ranked Big Ten opponents since 2006. And although the game this weekend lost some of its luster with no Whiteout crowd and no undefeated top-10 matchup, the Buckeyes are facing their biggest challenge of the season on the road.
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Location: Beaver Stadium, State College, Pennsylvania
Weather: High of 46 degrees, low of 35 with a 10-percent chance of precipitation
The line: Ohio State is a 10.5-point favorite, per VegasInsider.com.
Over/under: 64 points
Chris Olave back, healthy for Buckeyes against Penn State
Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave is cleared for action.
After leaving the season-opening win last week early following a violent upper-body hit, the star junior was an injury concern heading into practices for the road trip to Penn State on Saturday night. But there was optimism after Olave returned to the sideline in the fourth quarter, the Buckeyes were encouraged by the way he responded physically and he was officially listed as active by the program on Friday morning.
The Buckeyes are again at full strength with all projected starters available for the critical Big Ten East Division showdown with the Nittany Lions in primetime.
Ohio State Game-Time Decisions
- CB Lejond Cavazos
- DL Jacolbe Cowan
- RB Marcus Crowley
- OG Gavin Cupp
- TE Patrick Gurd
- WR Jaylen Harris
- LS Roen McCullough
- DT Jaden McKenzie
- DB Alec Taylor
- SAF Kourt Willilams
Bold predictions for primetime showdown
Is another classic in the Ohio State-Penn State series on the way? Who will make big plays for the Buckeyes? How can the Buckeyes come back home with a huge win and an upper hand in the Big Ten East? The Lettermen Row staff has unanimously picked the Buckeyes to get another win, and to get set for kickoff the guys are again back with Five Bold Predictions for how it’s going to happen.
For all the bold predictions, click here.
Miss any Lettermen Row coverage so far this week?
- Snap Judgments as Buckeyes cruise to opening win over Nebraska
- Garrett Wilson already showing explosive slot potential for Buckeyes
- What We Learned as Buckeyes pulled away, crushed Nebraska in opener
- Five Questions as Buckeyes gear up for visit to Penn State
- Which Buckeyes helped their cause in season-opening win?
- Haskell Garrett punctuates remarkable comeback with dominance
- BuckIQ: Finding areas Ohio State defense can improve before Penn State
- Buckeyes optimistic Chris Olave will be healthy for Penn State trip
- What We Learned as Ryan Day, Buckeyes prep for first road test
- Buckeyes confident rushing game worked out kinks in opener
- BuckIQ: How Garrett Wilson is giving defensive coordinators nightmares
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