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Navy Vs. Penn State 2012: Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

It has been a disappointing start to the season for the Penn St. Nittany Lions. But after squandering a lead to the Ohio Bobcats in their opener and missing four field goals in a road loss to the Virginia Cavaliers, head coach Bill O'Brien will look to get his team back on track against a Navy Midshipmen squad that looks undermanned.

Penn State will need a concerted defensive effort to stop Navy's famed option offense. While the Nittany Lions' front seven was touted as strong headed into the season before yielding 175 rushing yards to Ohio, but bounced back with a stout effort against Virginia, allowing just 1.3 yards per rush.

On the other side of the ball, Penn State will likely need continued stellar play from emerging wide receiver Allen Robinson, who has made 19 catches for 186 yards with a touchdown this season.

Navy opened its season by getting blown out by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Dublin to open the season. After an idle Week 2, the Midshipmen figure to be eager to get back out on the field and compete. If they catch Penn State sleeping, they could steal a victory.

Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET


Live Streaming: WatchESPN

Betting Line: Penn State (-6)

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