College football betting fans will have their choice of two teams that are still in the “Run for the Roses” with the NCAA lines but neither can afford another loss. The Ohio State Buckeyes have a college football betting record of 7-2 straight up and 7-2 with the NCAA lines.
The Buckeyes are 4-1 straight up in Big Ten Conference play and trail front running Iowa by 1 game. The Buckeyes have a stout defense that is one of the best in college football betting as they rank 6th in both total yards and total points permitted.
Offense, however, is another matter as Ohio State ranks 62nd overall in total yards and their passing attack is one of the worst in college football betting. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor has a 13/9 touchdown to interception ratio and a 54% completion mark.
The Buckeyes are one of the better rushing teams in college football betting and Pryor leads the attack with 555 yards and a 5.0 yards per carry average with 6 touchdowns. The Buckeyes have gone over the college football betting total in just 2 out of 9 games this year.
Ohio State is coming off a 45-0 blowout home win over New Mexico State as 44-point home chalks. The Penn State Nittany Lions have a college football betting record of 8-1 straight up and 5-4 against the spread. They are also 4-1 straight up in Big Ten action. They have covered just 2 out of 6 home games this year.
Penn State has been one of the hottest teams on the college football betting board with 5 straight payouts including last week at Northwestern in a 34-13 win as 17-point favorites. Penn State has an even better defense than Ohio State as they rank 5th overall in total yards allowed and are number one in the land for total points permitted.
Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel admits his team needs better consistency and pledged to prepare hard for this matchup. “Are we consistent enough right now to be the contending champions for the Big Ten? Not yet,” said Tressel.
“That’s why we are going to practice like crazy and get ready for the Nittany Lions.” Penn State has gotten the cash in 4 out of their last 5 home games against Ohio State.