The forecast for Saturday’s Big Ten clash between Penn State and Ohio State is a “Whiteout.”
Urban Meyer and his No. 9 Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) will invade Beaver Stadium to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions (5-2, 3-0 Big Ten) in a matchup dubbed the “Ineligabowl,” as both teams are without postseason aspirations due to NCAA sanctions.
Even with both teams ineligible for postseason play and the Big Ten Championship itself, Penn State and Ohio State find themselves atop the Leaders Division of the conference with unscathed marks in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes, of course, pace the league with its only undefeated mark at 8-0, including 4-0 in the conference. Penn State, meanwhile, has won five-straight (including three Big Ten contests) since starting the season 0-2 with heartbreaking losses to Ohio and Virginia.
With trophies and postseason ramifications out the window, these rivals will play but for one thing on Saturday: pride.
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