Penn State Nittany Lions College Football Betting
It has been more of the same for the 2023 Penn State Nittany Lions. PSU is having a good but not great season. The Nits beat the teams they should have and lost to the superpowers Michigan and Ohio State. This week, coach James Franklin’s team is expected to whip the Michigan State Spartans in the regular season finale.
College Football Betting Lines
Penn State Nittany Lions -21
Michigan State Spartans +21
Penn State Nittany Lions Weekly Matchup
On Friday, November 24, 2023, the Michigan State Spartans of the Big Ten will host the Penn State Nittany Lions of the Big Ten at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. Kickoff time is 7:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on NBC.
Last game, the Michigan State Spartans won 24-21 against the Indiana Hoosiers as 3.5-point road dogs. The game went under the total of 47. Michigan State has a record of 4-7 straight up, 5-5-1 against the spread, and 5-6 over/under the total. Michigan State ranks 129th for total offense, 90th for passing, 123rd for rushing and 128th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 61st overall, 73rd against the pass, 49th against the rush, and 77th for points allowed. Also, Michigan State ranks 115th for fewest turnovers lost and 62nd for takeaways.
Penn State Nittany Lions Weekly Recap
Last game, the Penn State Nittany Lions won 27-6 against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as 19-point x. The game went under the total of 40. Penn State has a record of 9-2 straight up, 8-3 against the spread, and 6-5 over/under the total. Penn State ranks 77th for total offense, 102nd for passing, 41st for rushing and 15th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 2nd overall, 6th against the pass, 3rd against the rush, and 4th for points allowed. Also, Penn State ranks 61st for fewest turnovers lost and 42nd for takeaways.
Kaytron Allen rushed for two touchdowns, and Demeioun Robinson made a big defensive play to lead Penn State to a 27-6 victory over Rutgers on Saturday in Big Ten play at University Park, Pa.
Nittany Lions quarterback Drew Allar left early in the third quarter with an unspecified injury. Beau Pribula replaced him and rushed for 71 yards on eight carries and also scored a touchdown. He completed his lone pass for 9 yards.
Alex Felkins kicked two field goals, and Kevin Winston had an interception for Penn State, which defeated Rutgers for the 17th consecutive time. The Nittany Lions are 32-2 all-time against the Scarlet Knights.
Jai Patel kicked two field goals for Rutgers, which lost its third straight contest. Gavin Wimsatt completed 10 of 16 passes for 130 yards and one interception.
Penn State dismissed offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich after last weekend's 24-15 loss to Michigan, but the attack was again sluggish against the Scarlet Knights. The Nittany Lions totaled 322 yards, with 234 coming on the ground.
Allar was injured on a keeper during Penn State's first series of the third quarter. He didn't return and finished 6-of-13 passing for 79 yards.
2023 Penn State Nittany Lions Football Schedule
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The Penn State Nittany Lions have a troubled history of triumph and tragedy. And most of it is tied to the late head coach Joe Paterno.
Penn State won its only two national championships under Paterno in 1982 and 1986. Additionally, the Nittany Lions had three other unclaimed nattys under Joe Pa. Paterno won four Big Ten titles after moving his program into that league after decades in independent status.
Paterno went 409-136-3 at Penn State but was forced out in disgrace. In 2011 Penn State had a sexual abuse scandal blow up on the national news. It regarded former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky raping boys. Paterno admitted he should have done more about the situation when he learned of it. Although he reported what he knew to his superiors, he did not follow up. A cover-up ensued, and Paterno’s career and reputation were ruined.
Great former Penn State players include John Cappelletti, Mike Reid, Chuck Fusina, Kerry Collins, LaVar Arrington, Shane Conlan, Jack Ham, Lydell Mitchell, Curt Warner, and Larry Johnson.
The Nittany Lions have had a long tradition of being “Linebacker U.” Penn State has been a perennial power in that position.
2023 College Football Schedule
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