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Throwing the ball a lot is the best thing Ohio State can do against Penn State

Let’s preview Penn State, and talk about how much we hate them.

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Are we really living in a world where Ohio State has a big game, and the thing we trust most about them is them throwing the ball? After struggling to find consistency through the air since 2014, it seems far-fetched, but having Dwayne Haskins at quarterback will do that to an offense.

On this episode of The Hangout in the Holy Land, Patrick Mayhorn and I preview Saturday’s game against Penn State, relive some of our favorite moments from the rivalry, and discuss how weird it is that the thing we trust most about this team is throwing the ball.

Show Notes

1:46- How did this rivalry get so nasty among the fanbases?

4:30- Our favorite moments from past Penn State games.

7:52- What to expect from a young Nittany Lions squad.

9:25- Why it’s important that Ohio State already took a strong punch from TCU before heading into Happy Valley.

13:14- Trusting the passing game, and this being a showcase for the wide receivers to prove that their improvement is real.

21:01- 20-plus carries from J.K. Dobbins probably equals an Ohio State win.

23:20- Are we destined for a shootout?

27:57- This isn’t a good matchup for the Ohio State defense.

30:32- The defensive line determines who’s going to win, and needing Chase Young to step up and deliver a signature game.

33:30- Crying for Justin Hilliard and Dante Booker to receive snaps.

36:34- As we’ve seen in the last few games versus Penn State, special teams are going to play a big role.

42:56- Our predictions.

46:08- Previewing everything else of note around college football this weekend.