Penn State vs. Indiana - 10/10/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Hoosiers (4-1) at Penn State Nittany Lions (4-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Beaver Stadium)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Hoosiers and Penn State Nittany Lions square off Saturday at Beaver Stadium.
The Indiana Hoosiers look to build on their near upset last week against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Nate Sudfeld is completing 59.2 percent of his passes for 1,277 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Sudfeld has a touchdown pass in eight of his last 10 games. Ricky Jones and Simmie Cobbs Jr. have combined for 758 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Mitchell Paige has 12 receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 224.4 yards per contest, and Jordan Howard leads the way with 709 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 32.4 points and 502.6 yards per game. T.J. Simmons leads the Hoosiers with 34 tackles, Nick Mangieri has five sacks and Jonathan Crawford has two interceptions. Chase Dutra, Isaac James and Jordan Howard are questionable.
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The Penn State Nittany Lions look to string together five straight wins with a victory here. Christian Hackenberg is completing 52.8 percent of his passes for 824 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Hackenberg has four touchdown passes in his last two games. Chris Godwin and DaeSean Hamilton have combined for 507 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Saeed Blacknall has four receptions. The Penn State Nittany Lions ground game is averaging 158 yards per contest, and Saquon Barkley leads the way with 373 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, PSU is allowing 15.8 points and 284 yards per game. Jason Cabinda leads the Nittany Lions with 37 tackles, Carl Nassib has eight sacks and John Reid has two pass deflections. Akeel Lynch, Saquon Barkley and Angelo Mangiro are questionable.
The Hoosiers are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Nittany Lions are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS loss and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games. The Hoosiers are 5-2-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings.
Indiana is banged up on the offensive side of the ball and has to be crushed after just coming up short against Ohio State. Also, the Hoosiers won't have the home crowd on their side this time around. I like the Nittany Lions to come away with a big double-digit victory.