2014 Penn State Nittany Lions Season Win Total NCAA Football Picks
by Robert Ferringo - 7/22/2014
2013 Record: 7-5
2014 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 8.0
2014 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Under'
Odds courtesy of 5Dimes.
Former coach Bill O'Brien helped the Nittany Lions weather the immediate aftermath of the crippling Jerry Sandusky-Joe Paterno scandal. But new head coach James Franklin, formerly of Vanderbilt, is now the fourth head coach in 29 games for a program that had enjoyed the same head coach for 46 years prior to the scandal.
Scholarship limitations and a postseason ban have now started to take a toll on the Penn State program. O'Brien's departure doesn't help, as now the roster has to adjust to new systems on both sides of the ball. Penn State will lean on stud quarterback Christian Hackenberg. But he could end up being one of 11 sophomore and freshmen starters for the Nittany Lions this year.
Penn State opens the year in Ireland against a Central Florida team that pulled an upset in Happy Valley last September. But the Nittany Lions only have to play four true road games this year, with three coming against lower tier teams Rutgers, Indiana and Illinois. They will also be favored at home against Akron, UMass, Maryland and Temple and their toughest opponents (Ohio State and Michigan State) come to State College.
Penn State slogged its way to seven wins last year. They are not as good of a team and they have a slightly more difficult schedule. They'd have to go 9-3 to beat this season win total and I don't see that happening at all. I see this team going 6-6 and at-best 7-5 so I would play 'under'.
2014 Penn State Nittany Lions Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location Result
Sat, Aug 30th, 2014 UCF 08:30 AM Croke Park Stadium - Dublin, I
Sat, Sep 6th, 2014 Akron TBA Beaver Stadium
Sat, Sep 13th, 2014 at Rutgers 08:00 PM High Point Solutions Stadium
Sat, Sep 20th, 2014 Massachusetts TBA Beaver Stadium
Sat, Sep 27th, 2014 Northwestern 12:00 PM Beaver Stadium
Sat, Oct 11th, 2014 at Michigan 07:00 PM Michigan Stadium
Sat, Oct 25th, 2014 Ohio State 08:00 PM Beaver Stadium
Sat, Nov 1st, 2014 Maryland TBA Beaver Stadium
Sat, Nov 8th, 2014 at Indiana TBA Memorial Stadium
Sat, Nov 15th, 2014 Temple TBA Beaver Stadium
Sat, Nov 22nd, 2014 at Illinois TBA Memorial Stadium
Sat, Nov 29th, 2014 Michigan State TBA Beaver Stadium
All Times EST
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