Penn State enters the game after a bye week and boasts their highest AP poll ranking since 1999.
The marquee Week 8 college football matchup features Penn State hosting MI. Five of Penn State's six games have hit the under, while Michigan's point total has been under in four out of six matchups. That is 14 decibels short of hearing pain in your ears. Saturday's game, however, looms as a defensive struggle. Its best wins of the year are over Iowa and Pittsburgh. He was quoted saying, "I don't know how to describe it other than it just sort of looks intimidating", he said. Overall, it will be an eventful weekend, hopefully ending better than it did in 2009. Haley and the dominant Penn State secondary have the ability to do that.
Notre Dame Stadium has a capacity of 77,622 - or almost 30,000 fewer seats than the Nittany Lions' Beaver Stadium (106,572). They have 11 interceptions through the first six games, in addition to 6.5 TFL and two sacks. But, in order to realize those hopes, they'll have to win the rest of their games. According to OddsShark, Penn State is favored by 9.5 points, and the over-under is set at 44.
But Michigan's defense is stout against the run, which should keep them in this. He already has more receptions in 2017 (29) than he did in 2016 (28).
Furthermore, with the defensive line taking much attention, the Wolverine linebackers get to the backfield often. The Wolverines have registered 47 tackles for loss and 20 sacks as a team, both in the top 20 in the nation. However, one issue for the Lions is a poor offensive line.