There may be one easy key for both Penn State Football and Wisconsin to win Saturday’s Massive Ten Conference opener, and we are going to look at these key’s in this week’s “We Win If, They Win If” column.
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Let’s begin with the visiting staff, our delight, and joy, the Nittany Lions.
Penn State Football wins if — Nittany Lions RUSH for over 120 yards
Penn State Soccer is supposed to have the passing benefit with third-year starter Sean Clifford, just lately named a captain of the 2021 Nittany Lions. And Wisconsin is often known for his or her stout offensive and defensive traces.
So, wouldn’t we count on a blue and white victory via the air, particularly to potential first spherical choose at large receiver, Jahan Dotson?
The Lions function an incredibly dynamic backfield, returning quite a lot of expertise and carries from Noah Cain and Devyn Ford, switch John Lovett from Baylor and children Keyvone Lee and Caziah Holmes.
And we all know Clifford can run with the soccer a bit as effectively (so long as he holds onto the pigskin). However, there may be weather within the forecast Saturday, with a 40% chance of rain and potentially 10 mph winds.
This could be the kind of sport the place once you get a lead, working the ball for first downs and utilizing the clock is the recipe for success.
And, whereas Penn State Soccer head coach James Franklin has had quite a lot of success, one space of improvement must be holding onto late leads.
Due to this fact, Penn State wins if they rush for more than 120 yards … doesn’t matter how many working backs (or QB’s) it takes to get there, but that’s the magic quantity for the Lions!