After easily dispatching Nebraska 52-17 in the season opener, No. 3 Ohio State (1-0) opened up as an eight-point favorite for next Saturday's road game against No. 18 Penn State (0-1) next Saturday, Circa Sports tweeted on Sunday afternoon.
College Football— Circa Sports (@CircaSports) October 25, 2020
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By Sunday night, however, Circa Sports' line had already increased to 10 points in favor of Ohio State while BetOnline had Ohio State as an 11-point favorite and Bovada had the Buckeyes as an 11.5-point favorite.
The Nittany Lions, fresh off an upset double-overtime loss to Indiana, fell 10 spots in the AP poll. The 36-35 loss has James Franklin's squad in a bad spot and desperately needing a win to keep pace in the Big Ten East Division race.
Ohio State has won its last three matchups against Penn State, earning a 28-17 win last year after comeback victories in 2017 and 2018.
ESPN's College GameDay will be on site in Happy Valley, and the game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on ABC.