Both teams opened the season ranked in the top 10, and both have lost three of their first nine games to drop out of playoff contention both nationally and in the Big Ten. But this should be considered a must- win game for both teams if they want to contend for a New Year’s Day bowl berth. The Nittany Lions are coming off their worst offensive game in years, but that experience against Michigan should help prepare them for what Wisconsin brings. With the game at home, where Penn State has played better all- around this season, the Nittany Lions are a good bet to rebound, assuming McSorley is healthy enough to be a dual threat. Defensively, the Nittany Lions should be able to minimize the Wisconsin passing game enough to make the running game the primary concern, which would help them prevent some of the bigger plays Taylor is capable of making. If he breaks more than a handful of 20- yard runs, Penn State is in trouble.
PENN STATE, 20- 17