Indiana vs. Penn State Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

Indiana vs. Penn State Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Indiana vs. Penn State Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Indiana vs. Penn State fearless prediction and game preview.


Indiana vs. Penn State Broadcast

Date: Saturday, November 16
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
Network: ABC

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Indiana (7-2) vs. Penn State (8-1) Game Preview

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Why Indiana Will Win

Indiana has the offense to not only keep up with the Penn State offense, but to all but duplicate what Minnesota was able to do.

It’ll be asking too much for IU QB Peyton Ramsey to complete 18-of-20 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns like Tanner Morgan did last weekend in Minneapolis, but … it’s actually not. Ramsey is hitting 72% of his throws and averaging over eight yards per attempt.

The Hoosiers won’t be afraid to take their shots down the field and take a few chances – when they have to.

The offense is fantastic at controlling the clock, the offensive line has held up well against the better pass rushes, and the defense has quietly been doing its part allowing 310 yards per game.

As good and as effective as Penn State might be, its offense isn’t built to go off and put 45 on the board. This should stay in range all game long for IU to have a shot deep into the second half.

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Why Penn State Will Win

The running game is a big part of what makes Indiana go.

It’s not Wisconsin when it comes to pounding away, but it’s just effective enough to make defenses worry a wee bit, running for eight touchdowns over its last three games.

Of course, there were plenty of issues and problems against Ohio State besides just the lack of a ground game, but so far IU is 7-0 when running for 100 yards or more, and 0-2 – Michigan State being the other loss – when it doesn’t.

Penn State has allowed 100 rushing yards or more just three times and it’s giving up a mere two yards per carry.

On the other side, QB Sean Clifford has to build on his big-yard day against Minnesota – throwing for 340 yards as he did a wonderful job of keeping things moving – but after throwing three picks all year, he gave up three including the game-sealer. The Indiana secondary is solid, but it’s only been able to come up with three interceptions on the season and just one in the last five games.

What’s Going To Happen

Indiana is going to provide a whole lot more of a fight than Penn State might like.

The Hoosiers will move the ball well, but they’ll struggle to close off drives with points. The running game won’t work, there will be a few red zone misfires, and the Nittany Lions will be able to pull away after after the offense hits two second half home runs to get past the doldrums from Minneapolis.

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Indiana vs. Penn State Prediction, Line

Penn State 34, Indiana 17
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Penn State -14.5, o/u: 54.5
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
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