Coming into Week 9 of the college football season, many were doubting Penn State’s chances on the road against Ohio State. After losing two games to Iowa and Illinois, the Nittany Lions were a heavy underdog on the road against Ohio State, but the Nittany Lions put up a respectable fight on the road in a hostile environment against the class of the Big Ten before losing 33-24.
The loss dropped Penn State to 5-3 on the season and just 2-3 in Big Ten play. After the game, Twitter was sounding off and venting about the results, with head coach James Franklin drawing some criticism from fans and naysayers once again.
It wasn’t all bad on Twitter though. Penn State’s defense drew some praise on a night where it did almost everything it could have done to give Penn State a chance to win. Penn State’s red zone defense was eye-popping against the Buckeyes.
But, the game had a familiar tale to tell for Penn State and Ohio State fans. Penn State showed it is a pretty good team, but the plays it needs to win a game against Ohio State continue to go the other way far too often.
As for the fans, well, things got a bit more testy with some reactions.
Here’s hoping there are more positive vibes on Twitter after next weekend’s game against Maryland as Penn State looks to snap a three-game losing streak.
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