Saturday, 10/22, 8 PM #2 Ohio State at Penn State
Outsized expectations and early losses to Pitt and Michigan had PSU coach James Franklin squarely on the hot seat, before home wins over Minnesota and Maryland briefly calmed the waters. As you may be aware, Ohio State is not Minnesota or Maryland, and things figure to get rocky again after Saturday. Franklin probably doesn't need to beat the Buckeyes, but he'll need a better showing than the Nittany Lions' five-touchdown destruction at the hands of that maniac Jim Harbaugh three weeks ago. The best hopes for keeping it close is a let-down game for Urban Meyer's squad, following a grueling win at Wisconsin last week.