Penn State Nittany Lions | Big 10 (East)


Conference Analysis
Win Division (+390), Win Conference (+845)
SSA Model Pick: Conference (Low Confidence)
While Saquon Barkley has departed for the NFL this team still has a ton of talent. A young defense will be tested but if Franklin’s defense can come together the Nittany Lions will be a threat to win the conference.

Win Total Analysis
9.5 wins (-105/-115)
SSA Model Pick: Under (High Confidence)
With the number set at 9.5 Penn State must win 10+ games for the over to hit. While the non-conference schedule is weak, there is enough competition in the East that Penn State is likely to drop at least three conference games. 9 wins is most likely for this team.

Team Summary

Power Rating: 91
Coach: James Franklin
Returning Starters: 10
National Ranking: 11
Coach Ranking: 17
Talent Ranking: 8

Projections Summary

Conf Win Prob: 13%
Div Win Prob: 22%
Projected Record: 8.6 – 3.4
Conference Record: 6 – 3

Win Total Scenarios


Sat, Sep 1App St92%
Sat, Sep 8@ Pitt71%
Sat, Sep 15Kent St99%
Fri, Sep 21@ Illinois87%
Sat, Sep 29Ohio St42%
Sat, Oct 13Mich St57%
Sat, Oct 20@ Indiana76%
Sat, Oct 27Iowa73%
Sat, Nov 3@ Michigan41%
Sat, Nov 10Wisconsin52%
Sat, Nov 17@ Rutgers86%
Sat, Nov 24MD84%