Penn State Nittany Lions (4-)
Clifford (6-2, 214) has been dynamite this season, as his 9.7 yards-for each-attempt rate—12th in the nation—is just out of the double-digit determine that NFL scouts so prize.
He has concluded 86 of 120 tries, a 71.7% achievement fee that is No. 15 in the country, for 1,158 yards and eight touchdowns, and he has experienced only two passes picked off.
Third-yr sophomore tailback Noah Cain (5-10, 226) has been considerably of a surprise in the backfield, operating 48 periods for 164 yards and a few TDs, catching 8 passes for a 7.1-garden common.
Clifford’s principal concentrate on has been senior Jahan Dotson, who has nabbed 27 passes for a major-25 362 yards, a 13.4-garden average, and 4 TDs. He’s a burner, covering 40 yards in 4.45 seconds.
Redshirt freshman Parker Washington and sophomore Keandre Lambert-Smith each average 13.1 yards per capture.
Penn Condition also takes really superior treatment of the ball, possessing a turnover margin of +1.7 a recreation, seventh-most effective in the land.
And in the purple zone, the Nittany Lions have scored 91% of the time. Indiana foes have occur absent with points on each single situation they’ve eked into the purple zone. Don’t truly feel so undesirable, Hoosiers faithful, for 21 other courses also generate points 100% of the time the other fellas enter the crimson zone.
Penn State’s protection allows opponents to score on fewer than 55% of their trips inside the red zone, and only 5 other groups are stickier with their backs so near to that objective line. All of that is issues for Indiana.
Our two favored styles have Penn State successful by 37-21 and 41-23 scores, but it’s difficult to figure out how the Hoosiers will tally 20 points.
Penix is a gamer but has been banged up his entire job. Sophomore backup Jack Tuttle (6-4, 212), a native of San Mateo, Calif., who began his vocation at Utah, has played in 10 games for the Hoosiers and averages 5.6 yards on 89 tries.
With online games at Iowa and Ohio State in the subsequent three weeks, Penn Point out need to cap this 4-game household extend in fashion, with a convincing victory that shows what it did at Wisconsin was no fluke.