Prognosticating: Penn State

By 11W Staff on October 24, 2012 at 3:40p
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Paternoville Nittanyville has become the third-largest city in Pennsylvania as fans from both sides look forward to a clash of unbeaten conference teams. The winner will be in great shape to capture the division title before stepping aside to let Wisconsin represent the Leaders in the Big Ten Championship Game.

You can get in on this excitement by submitting your game prediction for a chance to win a t-shirt of your choice from Eleven Warriors Dry Goods.

To enter, leave a comment with your prediction of the final score for Saturday's game against the Nittany Lions. If you nail the score—or come closest—a new shirt is yours. It will make you feel good.

Last week, sardin90's 28-20 call edged ziplock007's 28-24 prediction by virtue of arriving first. Now, people are writing songs about sardin90.

The fine print:

  • Must be 18 years-old or older.
  • One entry/comment per person.
  • Duplicate predictions are ineligible — first come, first serve.
  • If Ohio State loses this game, there will be no contest winner. You're still free to enter a score, but there will be no shirt in sadness.
  • Deadline for entries is kickoff.

Good luck!



Brutus Forever's picture

33-30 ohio state

"I learned to dislike Michigan at a very young age.” – Urban F. Meyer

RBuck's picture

31-20 Bucks

Long live the southend.

painterlad's picture

Theeeee Ohio State University 45, Penn St. 21

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

Jugdish's picture

21 -14 Bucks

Remember to get your wolverine spayed or neutered. TBDBITL

headina's picture

38-27 bucks


Baroclinicity's picture

Uh oh, Debbie Downer here.
Penn State 26-24
edit:  I just don't have a good feeling...

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Pbum32's picture

If Ohio State loses this game, there will be no contest winner. You're still free to enter a score, but there will be no shirt in sadness.
See above

Baroclinicity's picture

Ah.  Did not read that.  Well then, hey, we're going to win! 
Buckeyes 31-3!!

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

45OH4IO's picture

Correct! The shirt that was to be offered is instead set aflame and adrift down the Olentangy on a raft to symbolize the beginning of the healing process.

hodge's picture

31-23, Ohio State.

VHX7's picture

20-17 Penn State.
38-7 Ohio State.

Jimmy's picture

21-20 Buckeyes.

QBYBuckeye's picture

27-14 Ohio state

New York Buckeye

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

31-17 Buckeyes

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

TMargo's picture

Bucks 30
Penn St 24

Jeremy91's picture

42 - 24 tOSU

"Do not pray for an easy life. Rather, pray for the the strength to endure a difficult one" - Bruce Lee

BuckeyeSki's picture

35-17 good guys

Banned from BlackShoeDiaries since 2008. Crime: Slander/Defamation of Character Judgement: Guilty

SEC BUCKEYE's picture

34-20 osu

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

hcazualcc's picture

ohio state 34
penn state 10
i also prognosticate penn state fans will reverse their sentiment of 'i'm actually glad we have bob instead of urban meyer' after a thorough beatdown.

BuckeyeTennis91's picture

41-17 Ohio State


BrewstersMillions's picture

37-17 OSU

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

Firedup's picture

OSU 37
PSU 35

"Making the Great State of Ohio Proud!" UFM

buckeyeEddie27's picture

man this one has me baffled.    24-21   bucks

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

AltaBuck's picture

28-24 Bucks

I am Groot - Groot

Earle's picture

27-26 OSU

Your Noble Savage is a Straw Yeti.

Hasbro's picture

24-19, Buckeyes

Triv's picture

34-30 OSU

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

sj52's picture

31-17 Buckeyes (taken)
28-23 Buckeyes

Bucks43201's picture

Ohio State: 17
Penn State: 9

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

celtic020's picture

30 - 20 Ohio State

CCatanzaro's picture

42-31, tOSU.

Dairy-fed intellect and pure, unhinged sass.


input4u's picture

21-17  OSU...!!!!

rickyu22's picture

42 - Buckeyes
20 - PSU

builderofcoalitions's picture

If I guess the right score will I also get my order from the Dry Goods store that was confirmed nine days ago?
63-6 Buckeyes
Update: Jason just assured me that my t-shirt is on the way. Customer service FTW!

Because we couldn't go for three.

740 BUCKEYE's picture


Tim's picture

38-33 Ohio State

chromedomebuck's picture

23-17 PSU (bad feeling that Happy Valley will be a very tough road environment for us on Saturday)
Hope I'm wrong..

Champions Bleed Scarlet & Gray

Kurt's picture

Ohio State 32
Penn State 18

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

I see a lot of 17s, 20s, 24s, and 27s for possible Penn State scores.
Now I'm convinced that most here have not watched Penn State play since they actually think they'll be attempting field goals.
I've watched every PSU game this year. This team is 10x better than they were in week one, and they continue to improve every week. I think it comes down to the wire, but I think the kicking game is exactly what makes the difference. We have one, they don't.
Buckeyes 23, Penn State 21

Earle's picture

PSU offensive scores this year:  14, 16, 34, 24, 39, 35, 38.  I haven't watched much of their games, but it looks like they kick it once in a while.

Your Noble Savage is a Straw Yeti.

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Only when they have a lead... and I don't anticipate large leads in this game... some of the other odd scores are explained by missed/blocked PATs. In a game like this though, it's safe to assume that scores will be in multiples of 7 or one less than a multiple of 7. 

Dougger's picture

24-20 OSU

I like football

Menexenus's picture

OSU 41 - PSU 31

Real fans stay for Carmen.

ryanosu03's picture

38 to 31 OSU
Go Bucks

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Hair on fire. 27-13...GO BUCKS!

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Jangs78's picture

OSU - 48
PSU - 31

chicago12's picture

Ohiostate 28 Pennstate 17

LawBuck's picture

27-16 Ohio State.

Alhan's picture

41-13 Buckeyes - Steppin' it up on both sides of the ball!

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

SilverBulletNYC's picture

55-17 Buckeyes. What the hell.

The South will NOT rise again!

Alhan's picture

I'll consider driving to NYC from C-Bus to give you a hug if you're right. (Or a high-five and a beer)

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

Alhan's picture

You "Price is Righted" me!

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

ajs.singleton's picture

Ohio State University 23
Pennslyvania State University 18
Go Bucks!

OSUBias's picture

13-7 good guys, defense rules the day. McMoxy throws a pick late in the game to seal the win for OSU.  

Shitter's full

Scott K's picture

35 - 28 Bucks

"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel

WiliestBuckeye's picture

55-49 OSU

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

Johnniebuckeye's picture

Bucks 28  kittens 13

Melissa's picture

Ohio State 24
PSU      23

Codeezy's picture

Ohio state 39
Psu 31

Codeezy's picture

Buckeyes 38
Psu 30

ecartman25's picture

33-31 tOSU in a thriller

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Ben Franklin

brglr14's picture

27    18      osu

I dont know karate but i do know crazy and i'm not afraid to use it.


Ashtabula's picture

37-33 Buckeyes and Braxton goes the entire game without getting "hurt"

Oyster's picture

I would love to see him play for the first half, help get a good lead and then let KG come in for the second half.  He really does deserve the snaps (and game time experience for later in the season).
Much like Smith, he has embraced the new system and earned the respect of Coach Meyer.  As an old guy with life experiences, first impressions are not easy to change and he has certainly done that this year from what his standing was back in January.
Kudos to him, and the rest who have put in the effort. 

3M hoards the KoolAid like Elaine hoards sponges.

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

bukyze's picture

The Ohio State University 30
Pennsylvania State University 28

baddogmaine's picture

3-2 OSU. When we have the ball at our ten Miller runs to the endzone, throws the ball away and punches a  PSU lineman in his vicinity for a safety.

ziplock007's picture

If this is exactly how the game goes down, I'll drive from Los Angeles to whereever you are just to get your autograph. deal?

BoFuquel's picture

State Pen = 33  TOSU =27

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

ziplock007's picture

After getting edged out this week.. I'll go OSU 49-PSU 31.
The odds of me winning again are slim, so oh well...

CALPOPPY's picture

Buckeyes 38
Ly'in Nittanies 35

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

osubuckeye4life's picture

35-27 Urban Assault 

gravey's picture

17-14 Buckeyes

MediBuck's picture

44-41 The Best Damn Team in the Land

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

nickma71's picture

I wonder what it is like going through life looking like a muppet.

d.bradfordii's picture

31 -24 OSU, go Bucks.


daytonbuckeye's picture

20-14 OSU

3 85 yards and a cloud of dust.

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

Bucks play a complete game in "Columbus East"

Buckeyes: 45
P-State: 10

ausmos's picture

OSU - 28
PSU - 21

BuckeyeFanInBoulder's picture

24-3 OSU
Looks like a good chance of rain, I don't think PSU scores a TD.  We out-physical the collective Beav to a slow drizzly sad loss.

DetroitBuckeye's picture


Born and Bred's picture

24 - 17 OSU

Buckeye till I'm dead

What the Fickell's picture

I'm going with OSU 30 - PSU 21....mainly because it's one of the few scoring combinations left!

Brady Hoke wears scarlet undies.

schneidzzz's picture

38-34  tOSU.  I think it will be a low scoring game but all of the low scoring combos that I like have been chosen.  I'm thinking in the neighborhood of 21-17 tOSU, just for the record! 
Go Bucks! 

whalewars's picture

Penn State 38-34

BME_Buckeye's picture

I say the final score will be 35-20 PSU but because I have to follow the rules I'm throwing out a guess of 32-21 OSU.

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


DJRoss926's picture

38-35. Do we even have to say who wins? The contest is voided if OSU loses. (Covering my bases: Silver Bullets)

old_rasputin's picture


"We hate to lose, but when we do, rest assured we'll be back, and someone will pay the price." Coach Hayes

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Bucks take down the Lyins 28-20.

Class of 2010.

Illibuck11's picture

52-14 - Defense picks McMoxie 3 times (returns 1 to the house) and Penn St. goes all out to stop the run so Braxton throws for 300 yards for the first time in his career.

Toasty McBuns's picture

14 - State Ohio
12 - State Penn

Seabass1974's picture

39 - 29 Ohio State

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

madstork34's picture

OSU 31-20

If it's too loud, then you're too old!!

NC_Buckeye's picture

I stopped doing this after I was wildly off the mark on every single one of my entries. But I had a dream last night that this was the final score.
Ohio State: 40
Penn State: 30
If this actually does turn out to be the final score, I'm going to go find a lotto station right after the game. I recently had a dream about my deceased father winning the lottery. He gave me the numbers.

btalbert25's picture

I would be betting those lotto numbers every week til I hit it NC!  My grandpa loved the horse track.  I would go on weekends to spend time with him and hang out, we never won hardly anything but we weren't really betting much either.  For him it was a chance to get out of a lonely house, for me it was an afternoon with one of my best friends. Anyway, the day after he died I went up to Turfway to tell some of the tellers who he befriended over the years, and I thought what the hell I'm here, lets make some bets.  I wound up leaving that day up about 900 dollars, it wasn't 1 giant hit either, it was 50 bucks here, 100 there.  I'd give some back, but  as I teetered around 600 I hit a tri fecta for 300 and decided to call it a day.
A year after he died, the family decided to have a race in his name at Turfway.  We got to get our picture taken with the jockey in the winners circle and all that for the race in his honor.  That day I also left several hundred dollars up.  I'm not a superstitious man, but I don't believe that the 2 best days I've ever had at the track just coincidentally came on days I was there specifically for my grandpa that I had lost. 

LadyBuck's picture

42-39 OSU
Closer than we want, but we still pull it out.

pepperpikebuckeye's picture

33 32 Osu Defeats nambla