Nebraska at Penn State College Football Point Spread Picks

What a week it has been for the Penn State Nittany Lions. No one has to tell you what happened this week in State College. If you have been paying attention at all, then you already know all of the ugly details associated with Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, and the Nittany Lion nation. Now, Joe is out and the Lions must go on without him. They must play a game against a Nebraska team that has to be wondering what in the world to expect. This is a strange game where we just can’t be sure what kind of effort the Penn State team is going to give.

 

In this spot, they come in as 3.5 point underdogs. Without their coach and with bruised psyches, can they bounce back and keep winning? Can they play good enough defense to make up for their clear offensive deficiencies? This is a clear issue that must be addressed. The bigger issue for you to consider as you make your college football picks is how the team will respond emotionally. This could go one of two ways. It could possibly turn ugly for the Nittany Lions. They could mail it in and give an unfocused effort. This is what every person in Happy Valley hopes doesn’t happen.

 

The other scenario is one that you have to consider, too. What if Penn State, on senior day, rallies as a team and plays an inspired game of football. What if they are lifted to a higher level of effort in hopes of honoring their embattled former coach? If that happens, then you wouldn’t want to be on the side of Nebraska. Given that the Huskers have struggled so far this season anyway, there is a strong case to be made for playing the Nittany Lions in this spot. Most people will be watching this game whether they have a bet down or not. If you are looking to make a college football pick on this one, then perhaps you can root for the senior Nittany Lions to come up big.