Saturday, 9 March 2019
College football game schedules are generally broken into their conference and non-conference schedule and this is true with PSU with its Big 10 and non-conference schedule. Usually the Big 10 schedule has its dependable opponents that you know will field good or very good teams and create intriguing match-ups. The non-conference schedule is a wild card as it changes every year, and usually it includes some cupcakes that are simply schedule fillers.
In 2010 there is one premier match-up in the non-conference schedule, and it is the Penn State vs Alabama game on September 11. This is a dream matchup for PSU fans, and it will be a premier match up in the college football season in general. This game has it all, history, conference vs conference drama (Big Ten vs SEC), big name coaches (Joe Paterno and Nick Saban), and the game day scene should be incredible. This is not only the best non-conference game on the Penn State schedule, but the best on their schedule period.
However there are several other great games on the PSU schedule as well. The premier Big 10 game is arguably the Penn State vs Ohio State football game. The Ohio State Buckeyes will likely be favored in the top 5 or 10 when the season begins. This game is later in the season so things could change, but it's very likely that PSU and Ohio State will be 2 of the best teams in the Big 10, and this game often decides who the champion is and who goes to the Rose Bowl. You can also bet that Penn State vs Illinois tickets at home will be tough to get.
Besides Ohio State, the game in-conference that intrigues me the most is versus Michigan State. For some reason, Michigan State is a thorn for PSU, and they've ruined many a good season for the Nittany Lions. This is the last game of the year, and I see there being something big on the line for both teams when they meet in late November in Happy Valley. I hate to say it, but this is will be a nerve racking game for PSU fans who are able to get a Penn State vs Michigan State ticket.
There are other great games on the schedule, especially in conference. Penn State vs Michigan and Penn State vs Iowa are both important, meaningful, and interesting games. However the game that probably will be the most talked about as scr888 online much for the venue as the game is the PSU vs Indiana game at FedEx field outside Washington DC on November 20. This is essentially a road game for PSU that has been converted by Indiana into a PSU home game because they get a big paycheck, and it moves the game much close to the PSU alumni base. The atmosphere will be great for Nittany fans and college football fans in general.
There certainly other games on the schedule vs Minnesota, Northwestern, even Temple that will be closely anticipated, but the Alabama, Ohio State, and Michigan State games are the ones I'll be looking forward to the most.