I know...everyone thinks this game is in the bag. I am also a pessimistic fan (even though I felt we would beat PSU by 21+). However, I feel nervous about this one for several reasons.
1) Field’s mobility/knee. Last time we played Bucky, it took a few JF runs to finally open this game up. We only had 10 points in the 3Q. We won’t have his mobility at our disposal this week with his knee. You can bet they will be keying on JK. Couple this with Bucky’s ability to pressure the QB (5 sacks last time we played them and #5 in the nation in sacks) makes me nervous.
2) Jack Coan indoors. JF said our offense could put 50+ on them with better weather, but Jack also had a terrible game in the bad weather. True, a lot of that was CY on the prowl, but if they contain CY like TTUN did, I think Coan has the ability to have a 200+ yard game if we keep 8-9 guys in the box like we did last time
3) Rat Poison. Our team is getting a lot of that this week with B1G awards, everyone picking them to curbstomp Bucky, etc.
4) OSU is coming off two huge wins. Can we have a third?
I’ll be at the game, rooting my guts out for the good guys. Hopefully all this is just me being overly pessimistic.
I will caveat all this with also saying I was extremely nervous for the 2014 B1G game against Bucky. Yep, the 59-0 one. I went to that one as well and that was literally the most amazing display of dominance I have ever witnessed in person.