USC vs. Penn State,
01/02/2017 17:00 EDT,
Score: 52 - 49
Point Spread: +7/-115 Penn State
#280 - Penn State +7 to 8 * 5 EST
This line is jumping up, and after I have watched every bowl game, I have come to the conclusion that 2 conferences were over rated this year big time, the SEC and the PAC 12. The PAC 12 runner up got beat by 30 by Okie State and they have not looked good in any bowl game outside of Stanford playing an average North Carolina team. That said USC was the talk of the town and many broadcasters winning 6 straight with a new QB, Sam Darnold, who is a freshman with tons of promise and upside and no doubt he will play well here, but bottom line USC beat only 2 bowl teams out of the dismal PAC 12 in that 6 game run. Penn State on the other hand won the Big 10 Championship against a good Wisconsin team and managed 38 points in the title game against a great Badger defense, and that tells me QB McSorley and company for PSU can put points up here against a USC defense that is not as good as many Penn State has faced this year. The Lions are an unreal on defense away from home allowing 18 ppg, and they average more points on offense than USC, and quite frankly have the better coach and are playing the no respect card here and feel slighted they were left out of the final 4 as a conference champion and want to prove something. I think RB Barkley makes play action passing for Penn State click, they balance the offense more, and play physical and make this a hell of a game and can stay within the number and possibly win it SU.
Play 1 Unit on Penn State
BONUS PLAY Half Unit - Oklahoma -2.5 (Again the SEC is overrated outside of Alabama - No doubt OU has the best QB in the game, the best RB in the game, and while OU coach Bob Stoops is hit or miss in big games as a coach, OU has too many weapons on offense for Auburn to trade punches with).