The venerable Lee Corso and the heralded College GameDay troupe embarked upon a voyage to Columbus, Ohio. Where the illustrious Ohio State Buckeyes played host to the formidable Penn State Nittany Lions. Both these formidable factions have yet to taste defeat, boasting pristine 6-0 records in this campaign. They are firmly ensconced in the playoff contention. Nestled at the enviable No. 3 and No. 7 positions in the esteemed AP Poll, respectively.
The stewardship of these institutions rests in the hands of fledgling signal-callers, navigating their maiden voyage as starters. A sprightly 21-year-old by the name of Kyle McCord has, to date, amassed a prodigious tally of 1,651 aerial yards. Punctuating his achievements with 11 touchdowns through the air. And committing but a solitary interception on behalf of the Buckeyes. In stark contrast, a youthful 19-year-old prodigy, Drew Allar, has showcased his mettle by propelling the pigskin for a substantial 1,254 yards, crowned with an impressive dozen touchdown tosses for the Nittany Lions this season. It is worth noting that Allar has maintained an immaculate record by not surrendering a solitary interception throughout the course of the year.
In a delightful twist of fate, it emerges that Allar’s upbringing unfolded in the cradle of Ohio. While McCord’s roots lie entrenched in the heart of Pennsylvania.
Now, the burning question on everyone’s lips is, whom did the venerable Lee Corso favor in his prognostications?
In keeping with a time-honored tradition that has stood the test of time, the venerable Lee Corso, as is his wont, espoused his headgear of choice in favor of the institution that bore the weight of popular expectation in this impending clash.
In this momentous occasion, Corso and the entire coterie of College GameDay pundits were graced by the presence of the former luminary quarterback from Ohio State, none other than C.J. Stroud. Currently plying his trade with the illustrious Houston Texans in the NFL. Stroud etched his name as the second overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft. His scintillating performances have catapulted him into the echelons of frontrunners for the prestigious Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in the current season.
In a unanimous chorus of predictions, Lee Corso, Stroud, and the entire College GameDay ensemble placed their collective bets on the Buckeyes to emerge triumphant in this momentous Week 8 encounter, pitting two top-tier institutions against each other.
The clash of titans, Ohio State versus Penn State, promises to be an enthralling spectacle. With the Buckeyes establishing themselves as the favored side by a margin of 4.5 points in today’s showdown. As of the time of penning these lines, the contest stands deadlocked at 3-3. Notably, the Buckeyes scripted a remarkable comeback in their previous tussle. With victory snatched from the jaws of defeat in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter. A flurry of four touchdowns in the final nine minutes orchestrated a sensational 44-31 win.
The Nittany Lions’ most recent conquest over Ohio State dates back to 2016 when they orchestrated an astonishing 24-21 upset over the then-No. 2-ranked Buckeyes.
This season, the Nittany Lions have yet to secure a signature victory over a top 10 adversary. With their nearest approximation being a dazzling 31-0 dismantling of the Iowa Hawkeyes in Week 4. Conversely, Ohio State laid low the then-No. 9-ranked Notre Dame in Week 4, underscoring their mettle against top-tier opposition.