Kickoff from University Park, PA is set for 3:30 Eastern, with national coverage on ABC, or online at ESPN360.com. Joe Paterno began his stint as Penn State’s head football coach in 1966; Lyndon B. Johnson was President and a gallon of regular non-leaded gasoline cost $0.32.
Now, with one game and one victory under his belt during his 43rd year at the helm, JoePa has tied Florida State’s Bobby Bowden for the most victories all-time in college football (373).
While college football betting didn’t see action in last weekend’s 66-10 route of Coastal Carolina (D-I FCS), this weekend presents a different story as the Big Ten and Pac-10 meet in front of a frenzied crowd of 107,282+.
Also, fans planning to proclaim, “We Are Penn State”, have plenty to look forward to as PSU racked up a grand total of 594 yards of total offense with no turnovers in week one. What’s just as impressive is that PSU continues to look past the college football odds, remaining a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four home games against teams with losing records.
Not often do we see BCS schools begin the season against conference opponents, however, such was the case on Thursday, August 28th when Oregon State traveled to Stanford for an extremely entertaining yet disappointing kickoff to their 2008 campaign.
Those who backed the Beavers on the college football betting line of (-2.5-points) had to have been just as upset as Beavers fans that watched OSU Sophomore WR Darrell Catchings fumble the ball through the end zone late in the fourth quarter, ultimately costing the Orange and Black their final hopes at a comeback.
OSU was tagged for 12 penalties that totaled 100 yards in the contest, as they fell to 0-1 overall and 0-1 against the NCAA Odds after falling by a 36-28 final count. This weekend will mark the first ever meeting between the Beavers and Nittany Lions with Penn State the favorite at -13 points; Saturday’s total currently sits at 46.5.