With a perfect season on the line, Michigan has every reason to get pumped entering Happy Valley.
Turns out, so does Penn State.
While the Nittany Lions (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten) are struggling with two losses in their last three games, second-year coach Bill O'Brien wants his team to embrace what's ahead on Saturday.
The game is sold out, with a crowd of more than 100,000 fans expected at Beaver Stadium. The game is on national television, and a chance to show the football national that even an undermanned roster can go play-for-play with one of the top teams in the Big Ten.
''We've got Nittanyville going crazy over here,'' O'Brien said. ''I think it would be crazy to think this is just another game. I think this is a great opportunity for our team. Our kids are really excited.
''We know it's a big rivalry and a big game.''
O'Brien hasn't backed down from a challenge since he took over the scandal-ridden program, and the No. 18 Wolverines (5-0, 1-0) seem like a minor speed bump in t...