Originally Posted by revefsreleets
I desperately want PSU to pull off the upset...the Big Ten needs some of that tarnish rubbed off, and a PSU win would go a long way toward that.
The only way I see it happening though is if USC is ho-hum about playing in the Rose Bowl because they thought they deserved more. All things being equal, both teams playing to potential, USC is 10-14 points better than PSU. Why? Because although PSU's defense is good enough to slow USC's offense some, USC's defense is better than PSU's offense. I have this one as probably in the 24-28 ish USC 10-13ish PSU range.
We shall see...Penn State blew out Oregon State and they beat USC this year...not saying that makes a huge difference, but I say they are pretty evenly matched. PSU's offense is a beast this year. Probably the best USC has faced so far...it will be a fun game regardless.