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Topic: ELA September 28 Breakdown

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Cincydawg

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Re: ELA September 28 Breakdown
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2019, 02:25:49 PM »
I also think Maryland will beat Penn State.

IMO, Maryland has better skill position players than Michigan. Unfortunately, their offensive line isn’t great.  I don’t think that will matter too much, because Penn State has had trouble bringing consistent pressure against the pass from their D Line all year.  They are capable of hitting big plays, even if Penn State manages to slow down their offense.

Maryland will also be super pumped up for this game. They cancelled class, and expanded the student section due to ticket demands.

Penn State’s offense has been pretty shaky, it seems to hit a big play or bust.  Maryland’s defense is actually sneaky good.

In short, I think Maryland matches up well, I think they will he pumped up big time, and Penn State is still a work in progress.

I like Maryland by at least a TD. They may win by more than that.

I hope I’m wrong!

Your hopes were answered big time.

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Re: ELA September 28 Breakdown
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2019, 03:11:08 PM »
Damn... From what you're describing, PSU sounds like a much better matchup than I thought next weekend for Purdue. Shaky secondary, difficulty getting pressure, inconsistent offense? That's sort of the ideal team for Purdue to face.

Hoping PSU crushes Maryland, lulling them to sleep against "lowly" Purdue and they get caught looking ahead to the Iowa matchup the following week.
Penn State actually has a really good secondary, and in the running for the best secondary in the B1G.  Unfortunately, if the defensive line can't pressure the QB that doesn't really matter.  You can't expect Cornerbacks to cover guys forever, no matter how good they are.  Fortunately, against Maryland the PSU defensive line was in the backfield almost before the ball was snapped.  That's the first PSU was able to put consistent pressure on the QB this season.

As for the PSU offense, up until Maryland it was super inconsistent.  I don't know how much of that has been fixed, or how much of that was due to Maryland's inept defense.  Probably some of both.  

4 weeks in and I'm still not 100% sure what to make of this PSU team.  

As for Purdue, I think they do match up well against PSU, but it seemed like half your team is injured.  

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Re: ELA September 28 Breakdown
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2019, 03:14:02 PM »
Your hopes were answered big time.
Some iffy calls in the beginning of the game to the benefit of Penn State, and a couple of early scores took the crowd out of it.  I am also STUNNED by the terrible offensive gameplan by Maryland.  It's like they didn't watch any film at all.

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Re: ELA September 28 Breakdown
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2019, 11:25:00 AM »

As for Purdue, I think they do match up well against PSU, but it seemed like half your team is injured. 
Just the important half.

 

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