By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP School Soccer Author
The potential Massive Ten sport of the yr misplaced some luster final week.
No. 18 Penn State was upset by Indiana so as a substitute of returning to Comfortable Valley to host No. 3 Ohio State with an unbeaten document, the Nittany Lions try to keep away from going 0-2 for the primary time since 2013.
No Massive Ten group has examined Ohio State in recent times like Penn State, although the Nittany Lions have not really overwhelmed the Buckeyes since 2016.
Ohio State-Penn State is the one matchup of ranked groups this weekend, which could possibly be full of blowouts close to the highest of the rankings.
If you wish to look forward, although, the weekend of Nov. 7 could possibly be a monster.
No. 3 Ohio State at No. 18 Penn State
The Nittany Lions misplaced to Indiana they usually additionally misplaced one other tailback from what was imagined to be a deep group, however hidden in all of the errors final week in opposition to the Hoosiers was a very good defensive efficiency.
Edge rushers Shaka Toney and Jayson Oweh have been tenacious. Can they disturb Justin Fields, who was close to excellent final week for Ohio State?
It could possibly be a path to victory for the Penn State as a result of the Buckeyes’ operating sport was less-than-awesome final week in a blowout in opposition to Nebraska.
Kyle Trask, QB, and Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
Earlier than a two-week COVID-19 outbreak shutdown, the Kyles have been ripping up Southeastern Convention defenses for the Tenth-ranked Gators (2-1).
Trask has thrown 14 touchdowns, half to Pitts.
The Gators get again in motion at residence within the Swamp in opposition to Missouri. The Tigers have been surprisingly potent. Trask and Pitts might want to get reconnected and in the event that they do they’ll each begin getting some Heisman Trophy hype.
10 — No. 5 Georgia’s profitable streak in opposition to Kentucky. The Wildcats are struggling offensively and now face what was one of the best protection within the nation earlier than the Bulldogs confronted Alabama.
2-0 — No. 17 Indiana visits Rutgers. The winner might be 2-0. That hasn’t occurred since 2014 for the Scarlet Knights.
26 — No. 1 Clemson’s residence profitable streak, longest within the nation. The Tigers host Boston School.
65-17 — Mixed rating of No. 13 Michigan’s two straight victories in opposition to rival Michigan State. The Spartans, coming off a loss to Rutgers, go to what might be a largely empty Massive Home to face quarterback Joe Milton and what appeared like a fairly good Wolverines’ offense.
New Mexico at San Jose State.
The Lobos make their season debut after having their opener postponed due to COVID-19 points.
This week’s sport was imagined to be performed in Albuquerque, however native restrictions led to a transfer to California.
San Jose State, which frequently begins the season with nonconference video games it has little likelihood to win, has an opportunity to start out 2-0 for the primary time since 1987.
The college’s funds woes performed an enormous function within the choice to maintain Mason after final season.
And now there’s a pandemic.
Nonetheless, the Commodores are coming off a COVID-19 outbreak pause with an 0-3 and Mississippi coming to city.
A winless season is feasible and cash issues won’t be sufficient to avoid wasting Mason at that time.
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