College Football 2012 Schedule: Penn State, Ohio State square off in matchup of strong ineligibles

Matthew Holst

Ohio State and Penn State face off in a matchup of teams that have yet to lose a Big Ten game, while Temple looks to stay afloat in the Big East and keep Pitt from getting into the conference win column.

Temple and Penn State are both in action with important conference games this Saturday - here's a look at the matchups for the two teams.

12 p.m., Temple vs. Pittsburgh, Big East Network/ESPN3: The Owls dropped their first Big East game last week against the still-undefeated Rutgers Scarlet Knights, but Pitt provides a less frightening conference matchup: the Panthers' only quality win on the year is a shocking upset of Virginia Tech: other than that, they've lost an FCS matchup to Youngstown State and all three of their Big East games thus far. Temple has played two other teams currently at 0-3 in conference, and won both times. Montel Harris has come on strong for the Owls, averaging at least 4 yards per carry in every game since he began regularly carrying the ball against South Florida.

5:30 p.m. Ohio State vs. Penn State, ESPN: The reinvigorated Nittany Lions play the biggest game of Bill O'Brien's tenure thus far, as the 8-0 undefeated Buckeyes come to Happy Valley. All of a sudden, Penn State looks like a world-beater, rolling off five straight since a pair of disappointing losses early. Matt McGloin has completed at least 60 percent of his passes and thrown ten touchdowns against only one pick in Penn State's five-game winning streak, most recently a 289-yard outing as the Nittany Lions stomped Iowa. Although Braxton Miller has had Ohio State's offense clicking, the Buckeyes were pushed to overtime by a lowly Purdue team last week.

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