Penn State Nittany Lions (4-)
Clifford (6-2, 214) has been dynamite this season, as his 9.7 yards-for each-endeavor rate—12th in the nation—is just out of the double-digit figure that NFL scouts so prize.
He has completed 86 of 120 attempts, a 71.7% achievement charge that is No. 15 in the nation, for 1,158 yards and eight touchdowns, and he has had only two passes picked off.
Third-yr sophomore tailback Noah Cain (5-10, 226) has been rather of a shock in the backfield, operating 48 occasions for 164 yards and a few TDs, catching eight passes for a 7.1-lawn common.
Clifford’s most important concentrate on has been senior Jahan Dotson, who has nabbed 27 passes for a prime-25 362 yards, a 13.4-lawn common, and four TDs. He’s a burner, masking 40 yards in 4.45 seconds.
Redshirt freshman Parker Washington and sophomore Keandre Lambert-Smith both common 13.1 yards for each capture.
Penn Point out also can take extremely great treatment of the ball, possessing a turnover margin of +1.7 a match, seventh-very best in the land.
And in the pink zone, the Nittany Lions have scored 91% of the time. Indiana foes have occur absent with points on every single solitary celebration they’ve eked into the red zone. Don’t really feel so negative, Hoosiers trustworthy, for 21 other programs also generate factors 100% of the time the other fellas enter the red zone.
Penn State’s protection will allow opponents to rating on less than 55% of their visits within the pink zone, and only 5 other teams are stickier with their backs so close to that goal line. All of that is difficulty for Indiana.
Our two favored designs have Penn State winning by 37-21 and 41-23 scores, but it is tough to figure out how the Hoosiers will tally 20 factors.
Penix is a gamer but has been banged up his total profession. Sophomore backup Jack Tuttle (6-4, 212), a native of San Mateo, Calif., who started his profession at Utah, has played in 10 games for the Hoosiers and averages 5.6 yards on 89 makes an attempt.
With games at Iowa and Ohio Point out in the subsequent 3 months, Penn State will have to cap this four-activity residence stretch in design, with a convincing victory that reveals what it did at Wisconsin was no fluke.