Syracuse at PSU

Penn State didn’t face much of a challenge in Akron last weekend, but on Saturday, the No. 7 Nittany Lions should face tougher competition in a spirited Syracuse team.

The Orange are coming off a tough 23-20 overtime loss to fellow Big Ten opponent, Minnesota, while the Nittany Lions decimated the Zips, 31-7. The two will kickoff at Noon ET from Beaver Stadium.

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Daryll Clark had a big game in the opener for Penn State, throwing for 353 yards and three touchdowns on 29-of-40 passing. Clark threw for 265 yards alone in the first half, which was a new Penn State-record. Derek Moye caught six passes for 138 yards with a score to lead the Nittany Lions’ receiving core. Penn State racked up 515 yards of offense while holding Akron to 186 yards as a team. The Nittany Lions had four sacks and one interception as a unit and didn’t allow a first down until the second half.

There were a lot of questions about the Orange coming into their opener against the Golden Gophers last weekend with new coach Doug Marrone, but Syracuse showed a lot of heart and signs of improvement in the overtime loss. Greg Paulus threw for 167 yards and a touchdown in his college football debut for Syracuse, while Delone Carter rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown. The Orange had just 257 yards of offense, but held Minnesota to 360 yards.

Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Penn State 28-point home favorites over Syracuse on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 52.5.

College Football Week 2 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

PENN ST is 1-0 against the spread versus SYRACUSE since 1992

PENN ST is 1-0 straight up against SYRACUSE since 1992

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

PENN ST is 1-0 against the spread versus SYRACUSE over the last 3 seasons 

PENN ST is 1-0 straight up against SYRACUSE over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 2 College Football Injury Report
SYRACUSE

No significant injuries.

PENN STATE

No significant injuries.

Syracuse at Penn State Current Odds

Syracuse Orange +28 Over 52.5

Penn State Nittany Lions -28 Under 52.5

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Posted: 9/12/09 7:00AM ET

 

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