Big Ten time

Penn State opens the Big Ten slate tomorrow with Illinois and it's looking more and more as if the Lions could be in the conference championship conversation. Of course, Penn State has a bunch of knocks against it, chief among them being they've only won two crowns in their previous 15 seasons in the league. The Lions are also 1-7 in their last eight Big Ten openers. However, they haven't had a conference home opener since 2003.

Oh, by the way, Evans and Koroma will play Saturday in case you missed it. Go figure

I'll be back later with my much-anticipated prediction. Hold off the calls to your bookies.