White Out Weekly: Nittany Lions Bested by Brutus….Again | Maryland Preview
The Penn State Nittany Lions certainly did not show any signs of their foundation crumbling, as most may have expected after a heartbreaking loss in Kinnick, followed by what may be considered one of the most embarrassing losses in recent memory falling to a far inferior Illinois team in 9 OTs in front of the Beaver Stadium faithful.
In fact, the Nittany Lions played one of their best games in quite some time in Columbus as Sean Clifford looked a near 100% by extending plays, and throwing for 361 yards plus a score. However, another absent running game performance (29 carries, 33 yards) and some key turnovers (including a 57 yard scoop n’ score to close the 1st Half, along with a late 4Q INT to put the Buckeyes up 9) all but sealed the deal for a Penn State team looking to right the ship.
The attention now shifts to a familiar regional foe, as the Nittany Lions will travel down the PA turnpike and 95-South to College Park, MD to take on a 5-3 Terrapins team that has been living and dying by the hot & cold play of their prolific QB Taulia Tagovailoa (11th in the nation in yards, 16th in TDs, 31st in QBR).
While most would consider any B1G road contest a tough test, the Nittany Lions have boded well in College Park, taking 14 of the last 15 contests, including a 59-0 shellacking in 2019 due to an electric performance from KJ Hamler, and a 66-3 drubbing in 2017 when Tommy Stevens and Saquon Barkley ran supreme and bowled over the Terps tallying 190 yards and 5 TDs.
Whiteout Weekly embarks on our 10th episode this week as we quickly rehash the heartbreak in Columbus, and look ahead to Saturday’s 3:30 EST kickoff against Marlyand. Bowl season is right around the corner, which means Lucci is playing “guess the line” and examining potential matchups for the always electric Cheeze-It Bowl….we’re hopeful the Nittany Lions will have a bigger trophy to play for than a tasty snack you can grab at your local grocer, so we take a peek at some potential destinations and matchups.
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Trivia is getting HEATED as Lucci looks to finally stump me on 2000-2010 Lions trivia, which is basically like trying to beat Ken Jennings on Jeopardy. Lastly, B1G Betting Bonanza is rolling full steam ahead as the boys went 6-0 last week, be sure to tune in to get your weekly locks and preserve some extra cash for Cyber Monday.