Urban Meyer on Ohio State's Game Against Penn State: “I Don't Think This Will Be Close”

By Kevin Harrish on November 23, 2019 at 7:05 am

The Buckeyes haven't played a close game all season, and Urban Meyer doesn't expect that to change on Saturday, even against a top-10 opponent.

Now in an analyst role, the former Ohio State coach is predicting a lopsided Ohio State victory over Penn State.

"I don't think this will be close," Meyer told 610 WTVN, when asked about the game.

Ohio State's overall health is a big reason for his confidence.

Not only are the Buckeyes arguably the most talented team in the country, they're entering Saturday's game as healthy and rested as can be ahead of the 11th game of the season. And they have their schedule to thank for that.

"The way the schedule is set up this year for Ohio State is perfect," Meyer said, referencing a bye week and games against Rutgers and Maryland ahead of Penn State. "They're as healthy, as fresh as you can be."

Meanwhile, Penn State has played back-to-back one-score games against Minnesota and Indiana and is dealing with an injury to star wide receiver K.J. Hamler.

"That is so key," Meyer continued. "Penn State's had a little bit of a war, and their guys are banged up a little bit."

Ohio State's matchup with Penn State kicks off at noon on Fox. You can catch more of Meyer's analysis before the game during Fox's Big Noon Kickoff show beginning at 10 a.m.

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