|2009 Indiana vs. Penn State Point Spread Odds, Matchup & Preview|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Tuesday, 10 November 2009 14:54|
Completing the first half of that equation shouldn't be too difficult.
The 19th-ranked Nittany Lions will try to stay perfect against visiting Indiana on Saturday while looking to move on from a disheartening home loss.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made
Penn State (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten) appeared to be in good shape for a second straight trip to Pasadena after previously unbeaten Iowa was upset by Northwestern last Saturday. That left the Nittany Lions needing to beat
"I mean every loss you take is tough, but this is more - it stinks," senior linebacker Sean Lee said. "When
Still, the Nittany Lions could wind up with a BCS berth. While the winner of Saturday's Ohio State-Iowa game will be headed to the Rose Bowl,
The loser of the SEC championship figures to grab one and the highest-ranked non-BCS league champion - likely either TCU or
"You know, 8-2 isn't a disaster," coach Joe Paterno said. "Obviously when you lose to a couple good football teams at home, you don't score a point in the second half against either one of them, you've got some concerns. ... I'll think about (the BCS) at the end if that happens."
The Hoosiers (4-6, 1-5) aren't expected to get in
They blew fourth-quarter leads in losses at Northwestern and
"We know what we've got to go do, we've just got to go do it," said quarterback Ben Chappell, who threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions. "It's now or never, so we better buck up and do the little things and if not, we're not going to get where we want to be."
Chappell figures to have his hands full against Penn State's defense, which is tied for second nationally in sacks (32), third in scoring (10.8 points per game) and eighth in total yards (264.6).
The Nittany Lions have given up 362.0 yards per game the past two weeks, however, and failed to register a sack against the Buckeyes.
"I'm very confident that myself and all of the leaders of this football team will make sure that we throw this away, as painful as it is, and just continue to move on," said Clark, who threw for 240 yards and two TDs against Indiana last year. "We have to get a 'W' and just keep rolling."
Posted: 11/10/09 7:54PM ET