Ohio State Opens As 8-Point Favorites Ahead of Its Primetime Showdown Against Penn State

By 11W Staff on October 25, 2020 at 2:50 pm
Justin Fields vs. Penn State

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.

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. 

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