CFB Rivalry Breakdown: Penn State-Ohio State Clash With Major Playoff, Big Ten Stakes on the Line

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With the college football regular season winding down, Big Ten powerhouses Penn State and Ohio State clash for a shot at both the conference championship game and an inside track at the College Football Playoff. The rivals have only faced each other 34 times, beginning in 1912. Ohio State leads the series with a 19-14 record, which is fueled by the Buckeyes winning six of the last seven matchups. The past three winners of this rivalry game have gone onto win the Big Ten Title. Ohio State boasts the nation’s best offense and defense, featuring Heisman hopefuls Justin Fields and Chase Young. Penn State is no slouch, ranking in the top 15 nationally in both scoring offense and defense. SI’s Amy Campbell says to expect a wild one as the last three meetings have been decided by three points or less.