Friday, February 29, 2008

Penn State To Play In 24th Best Game

Out of conference game, that is. Scouts is doing some type of vodo math countdown of the "20 Big Questions", with question #1 being what are the 40 best out of conference games. But there are actually 41 games on this list. I'm not going to try and figure out why.

24. Oregon State at Penn State, Sept. 6
It's the first ever meeting between the two as the Beavers visit Beaver Stadium (sorry about that). It's a weird start for OSU going on the road to face Stanford, Penn State and Utah, to go along with home dates with Hawaii and USC in the first five games, but an upset win would likely mean a 3-0 start before dealing with the Trojans. Penn State will coast to 4-0 with a win.

Just ahead of Michigan State v Cal, just behind Louie v Kentucky. The whole concept of ranking these things is retarded but I think it's a fun list to look at. Not sure how Illinois v Missouri snuck all the way up to #2, but I don't think anyone can argue that Ohio State v Southern Cal is going to be an important game.

It's also interesting to point out that there are three Notre Dame games on this list. I suppose they are out of conference but so are the other 9 games ND plays. I also don't know how they are even considered relevant at this point, or how you can rank their game against Top 5 USC as less important than probably unranked Michigan.

But that's the beauty of these lists, they don't have to make any sense.

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