Penn State jumped another hurdle last week, traveling to West Lafayette to take on Purdue for an early game. While it wasn't a blowout, I think the team can still be happy with the win. The offense wasn't as high flying as usually, but the ground game was excellent. Running has always been and will still be the bread and butter of a Penn State Offense (even though we have the Spread HD now). Royster behind that O-line is averaging almost 8 yards per carry. Daryll Clark got done what he needed to get done to win the game, and when this game was sandwiched between an emoitonal Illinois game and a looming game at Wisconsin, I think we can be happy with the offense.
Our defense on the other hand looked excellent. Josh Hull responded to the criticism and stepped up his game, our secondary contained a powerful passing attack and our line looked good as usual. I think now, all the pieces are there. We've seen all of our units have good to great games. More importantly, we've seen units step up when they needed to step up. That's what makes a team great. Going into Camp Randall tomorrow will answer some more questions, but the Lions have passed every test so far. I think the more traditional offense of Wisconsin will make it easier for our defense to stop. On the other side of the ball, our spread will be matched up against a defense that struggled to contain the spread offense of Michigan (and we have more weapons in our arsenal than they do). I wouldn't be shocked if this was another decisive victory for the lions.
Predicition: Penn State 27 Wisconsin 10