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Old 12-12-2008, 02:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: Going to the Rose Bowl

Originally Posted by revefsreleets View Post
Have fun!

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 will be a fun game regardless.

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