The line seemed VERY high to me too at first, but then I actually thought about it after what Carpenter & Rothman were preaching yesterday:
1. Penn State is at home, which will creep into a very loud night game for Sparty, and it's their Senior Day with TONS of emotion and plenty to play for. That element alone gives me pause.
2. Michigan State left it all on the field vs. Ohio State. They have virtually no passing game and Penn State's front will load it up. Sparty will either come out completely flat and drained—and get blown out early—or will keep it close for most of the game.
3. And, lastly, it doesn't really matter. If somehow OSU loses, it's moot. A win, like we all expect, and we're playoff bound anyways.