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Prediction time: Penn State-Ohio State breakdown

They do not wish to recall their last trip here to Columbus. For that matter, Penn State players do not wish to dwell on last year’s double-overtime thriller either. Odds are the Nittany Lions will not crumble like they did in 2013, a 63-14 loss. Odds are they probably won’t shut out the Buckeyes in the second half just like they did in 2014. No matter the Lions haven’t been too excited to reminisce about game this week. “We lost,” senior captain Jordan Lucas stated. “That’s what I remember.” That are the frequent denominator there, yes. What chance do the Lions have now been around against the No. 1 team in the surveys, the defending national champs who have never lost a regular season Big Ten match in four years under Urban Meyer? Slim, albeit better than it seemed a week back. By the sounds of things, the Lions are going to the Horseshoe in better health than they have needed for the past month. That should mean players like Saquon Barkley and Angelo Mangiro are back in the lineup along with all of the typical faces on defense. Even Adam Breneman got in his first regular reps with the crime this week following a week to the scout team to return to actions. The Buckeyes have not necessarily lived up to their No. 1 position through six months, tied or trailing Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois, Indiana and Maryland in halftime. But it’s difficult to imagine them coming from tired for this one, with a packed house in primetime. Read more: