The Nittany Lion offense should be ready for that challenge. They put up 488 yards total offense and scored 35 points in their loss to Indiana on Saturday. This group will be without its 2 top running backs in Journey Brown and Noah Cain.
But their backups stepped up in a big way this past weekend. That leaves it all on the shoulders of QB Sean Clifford and the passing game in order to keep up with the buckeyes. The offense will need to be explosive.
And head coach James Franklin says they have that capability.
“I do think we are in the position now offensively where we are able to do both, and do both well. Being explosive in 2020, a lot of it deals with being able to make plays on the perimeter. If you’re going to be put in one on one situations, you gotta be able to make people pay for that.”
Both Penn State and Ohio State ranked in the top 3 in total offense last year in the Big Ten.