Penn State vs. Akron Early June Game Preview & Fearless Prediction
Check out the Penn State vs. Akron fearless prediction and game preview … for early June
Date: Saturday, Sept. 2nd
Game Time:12:00 pm ET
Venue:Beaver Stadium, State College, PA
Welcome to the first look and picks for the opening week games of the 2017 college football season. These quick thoughts are being done in early June, with the real Fearless Prediction and expanded breakdown coming in August.
Early June First Thought: What’s Going To Happen?
Is the fun going to keep on going?
Playing Akron at home isn’t exactly going to show whether or not Penn State is going to be as good as the 2016 version that won the Big Ten title and went off to the Rose Bowl, but with Pitt up next, getting the machine going again right away is a must.
This is a better Akron team than last year’s version. It has enough of an passing game to potentially keep up the pace for a while if this gets into a bit of a firefight, while the O line might be just decent enough to not get ripped apart.
The big key? Can Penn State start out hot. Notoriously slow out of the gate in games last year, it needed to bomb away to come back time and again. While the results were great, the Nittany Lions didn’t make things easy on themselves.
That won’t be a problem in the opener.
The Penn State attack will come up with a quick 14 points – with RB Saquon Barkley doing whatever he wants – and the defense will take over from there.
The Nittany Lions will look the part.
Penn State vs. Akron Early June Prediction
Penn State 45, Akron 14
Early June Line
Penn State -35
ATS Confidence: 3
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