Friday, September 11, 2009

Penn State vs Syracuse Prediction

Another week is almost down the drain which brings us to another Penn State football game. Week 2 of the 2009 season has the Syracuse Orange traveling to Happy Valley to face the 5th-ranked Nittany Lions [Hey! It's the Coaches Poll that matters!].

Syracuse - lead by former Duke PG Greg Paulus - lost a heartbreaker to Minnesota last week in OT while Penn State handled Akron, from the MAC, 31-7. This week expect much of the same as the overmatched Orange are thoroughly ripped apart by a tenacious PSU defense. Expect the PSU running game to find a groove as well with Evan Royster featuring prominently.

Kelly and I will be at this one and, as I write this, I realize it will be our first Penn State game in Beaver Stadium since Penn State beat Michigan State on November 18, 2006. Check out the rest of the football games I've attended here!

It may be almost three years later but I know the stadium and game day atmosphere will be the same: raucous and ready for a Penn State win.

Prediction: Penn State 41, Akron 17
Actual: Penn State 31, Akron 7
Margin of Victory Difference: 0

PSU offense overrated, defense underrated? We shall see.


Prediction: Penn State 45, Syracuse 13


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