The past month of the 2019 college football season has delivered plenty of upsets to shake up the College Football Playoff rankings. Now with the arrival of Week 13, we hope for even more exciting action.
There is no bigger game on Saturday than No. 8 Penn State’s clash with No. 2 Ohio State. It will determine a spot in the CFB Playoff and it’s the perfect way to kick off Saturday’s slate.
Of course, Week 13 also offers intriguing tests for teams looking to rebound after tough losses and a few contenders to fix issues before the regular season ends.
There are plenty of entertaining matchups in Week 13 for fans to enjoy. Now let’s examine the burning questions that will play a key role in Saturday’s biggest games.
Can Penn State’s front seven put pressure on Buckeyes’ QB Justin Fields?
Penn State’s defense entered November as one of the best units in the country. The reputation no longer holds after allowing 58 points in its last two games. If the Nittany Lions want to keep their CFB Playoff hopes alive, the defense must find a way to stop Ohio State’s explosive offense.
The Nittany Lions must put pressure on Fields to have any shot at stopping this offense. If he’s given time to throw, he’ll do even more damage than Minnesota Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan did. Penn State needs defensive ends Yetur Gross-Matos and Shaka Toney, who enter with 6.5 sacks each this year, to hit Fields early and often. If they aren’t successful, Fields will rip this defense to shreds.