"Blitz Fields like crazy on defense. Get as much pressure in his face as possible. Press man on the receivers, load the box and force him to make difficult throws. Basically copy 2013-15 Mark Dantonio plan. If Fields succeeds in throwing the ball, your toast...but it’s either cut off the head or die by a thousand cuts.
Honestly, the best method here is the Belichick method. Take away the best players and make others beat you...which means do everything you can to isolate Chase Young and JK Dobbins. I think they’ll do just that and it’ll be on Fields and our corners and receivers to win it."
This is fully what I'm expecting to see. It's basically the gameplan that Wiscy walked in with, and they kept it damn close until the second quarter. (Kind of amazing that's the current metric for success, no?) The challenge PSU is gonna face is that this team just doesn't really have any glaring weakness -- and with such balanced strength on both sides of the ball, keying in on any one thing leaves other things super open.
But if the Nitts can get to Fields constantly, I'll start getting worried. They've got the athletes on the d line to get some penetration, and if they can get Fields out of his rhythm, they might just get us off our game -- if only because it's territory we've rarely been in this season.