Penn State vs. Indiana Gambling Line and Expert Prediction

Ross Houston
October 1, 2017

Penn State is averaging 40.5 points per game, pretty much what people were expecting during the preseason.

As the weather gets cooler, the College Football Playoff picture is slowly beginning to come into focus, and after defeating Iowa 21-19 on a walk-off touchdown at the end of regulation, the Penn State Nittany Lions remain firmly in the running to make their playoff debut. But the number was 47 through three games, before the Lions managed only 21 points at Iowa. He put more blame on the blocking in front of him."If you watched the one that got blocked, we had an offensive lineman lean forward and fall out of the hole", Franklin said.

"No one rises to low expectations", Moorhead said. "But I do think we have more in us".

Barkley had a career-high 211 rushing yards on 28 carries and a touchdown to go along with 12 catches for 94 yards and three kickoff returns for 53 yards en route to a school-record 358 all-purpose yards in a thrilling win over Iowa at Kinnick Stadium. As long as he's on the field, the offense has a chance to do huge things. And the quarterback is just, man, McSorley is just special.


The preseason expectation was that the offense was going to carry the Nittany Lions through 2017, just as it did a year ago.

"When you look at it from objective measurable criteria, I think Trace has done a very good job", Moorhead said. On Monday, Barkley won his second Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award, the Big Ten Rose Bowl Player of the Week and was named to the Paul Hornung Award weekly honor roll.

It's not easy to dodge a scandal as notorious as the one looming over the Nittany Lions but if there's anything the United States of America sportsbook betting community should take away from this is that winning can make people forget just about anything.

Indiana's defensive goal is allowing 17 points fewer per game, which the team has accomplished in its last two outings.


Prior to that game, Barkley had rushed for 675 yards in four games, the best such stretch of his career. Barkley took a screen pass 85 yards for a score, but no one else has a catch of more than 35 yards, which is a major difference from a year ago. "Some people felt we needed to be more efficient and work on the underneath stuff".

"When the defense is hell-bent on taking away one aspect of your offense", Moorhead said, "we feel confident that we're balanced enough that we can make up for it". "You just have to strike a balance". He confirmed there isn't even a fullback on the roster, never mind one that could go into the game on short-yardage situations.

But for this offense to get better where it has to get better, he also knows that it doesn't need something it already doesn't have. But at the same time, the logical thing is you have to find out what they do really well and you have to find a way to take it away. So essentially you're handing the ball off to an unblocked defender at the point of attack.


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