Saturday, August 1, 2015

Ohio State: nothing else matters

Let the campaigning begin! And no, I'm not talking about the presidential election. With the first set of BCS standings released yesterday there is sure to be an unending stream of lobbying from all specters of college football. With their team No. 3, Penn State people are sure to get involved (They already have. Take a look at the message boards). Still, none of that matters unless the Lions can beat Ohio State this Saturday in Columbus. The season rests on this game and this game only. Win and Penn State is one step closer to the Big Ten title. Win and the Lions are still in an enviable position for a national championship shot. Lose and ... well, you know.

Ohio State: nothing else matters

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Let the campaigning begin! And no, I'm not talking about the presidential election. With the first set of BCS standings released yesterday there is sure to be an unending stream of lobbying from all specters of college football. With their team No. 3, Penn State people are sure to get involved (They already have. Take a look at the message boards). Still, none of that matters unless the Lions can beat Ohio State this Saturday in Columbus. The season rests on this game and this game only. Win and Penn State is one step closer to the Big Ten title. Win and the Lions are still in an enviable position for a national championship shot. Lose and ... well, you know.

Dare I say, it's the biggest game for the program since 1994, and possibly since the 1987 Fiesta Bowl. I don't have to tell you what happened then. Here's this morning's story looking ahead to Ohio State and looking back at the Lions' win over Michigan.

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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