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.
Even if PSU wins, and I hope they do, rather than the big ten gaining respect the media will just end up talking about USC's "off day"