The Boiling Point: Predictions and Preview of Purdue at Penn St.
What the whole stadium will look like Saturday.
Purdue(3-2 ,1-0) vs Penn St (5-1, 2-0): 12pm Eastern
Location: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania. Also known as Happy Valley
TV: Big Ten Network- Tom Hart has play-by-play and Derek Rackley has color duties. Lisa Byington is on the sideline
Radio: Sirius channel 113(PSU Broadcast), XM channel 197(PSU Broadcast), 96.5FM in Lafayette area-Tim Newton has play-by-play, Pete Quinn is color commentator, and Kelly Kitchel is on the sideline.
Fun Fact: None of Purdue’s players have played at Penn St. The fifth year seniors were red-shirt freshman last time the Boilers made a trip to Happy Valley(2007) so they wouldn’t have traveled.
Scott- Penn State’s defense is ranked 4th in the country. Their offense has some issues and their top WR is out for the game. If Purdue can stop the run and make PSU one dimensional it could bode well for the Boilers. This is probably going to be a blowout loss for Purdue or a low scoring, boring game to watch that could go either way. I hate to pick Purdue to lose the day after my birthday, but maybe I’ll get a surprise present with a win. PSU 21-Purdue 14
Zach- I see this game being a lot of running plays and a lot of field goals. Penn State will lose if it finds itself in a situation where it has to pass the ball. It’s that simple. Both Penn State quarterbacks have struggled and Derek Moye, their leading receiver, is out for the game. That said, Purdue will struggle to stop PSU’s running attack and very few teams in the country match up with Penn State’s defense well. Penn State 19-Purdue 7
Leroy– I am going to continue to be pessimistic when Purdue plays any team that resembles a legit Big Ten team. Since Penn State does that, I don’t think this game will be close. I know the Nittany Lions’ offense has scored more than 16 points only once this season, but the Boilers are going to help cure some of that unit’s woes this week. On the flip side, Purdue’s offense is going to come back down to earth a week after blasting a pathetic Minnesota team. Many really good Purdue teams have gone to Happy Valley and been held down offensively. This offense is far from really good and will be shut out on Saturday. Penn State wins this one with ease. Penn State 35-Purdue 0
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