Written by College Football Betting Analyst Bobby Wallace.
Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting. NCAA Football Expert ATS Picks are the best in the industry and will continue through the BCS-title game in January of 2019. Philadelphia area native James Franklin did a respectable job his three seasons in Nashville, Tennessee with Vanderbilt University and entering his fifth season at Penn State things are also looking positive. With the recent scandal involving Urban Meyer at Ohio State the Big Ten East division should be exciting, even with the departure of running back Saquon Barkley Penn State will have their chips on the table. Franklin’s also showing how good he is on the recruiting trail plucking three five-star players who could make an immediate impact; the headliner is a defensive standout, Micah Parsons. A favorable schedule beginning with their season opener against Appalachian State, two weeks later Kent State comes calling, sandwiched in between is a trip to Heinz Field to take on in-state rivals Pittsburgh. Penn State also gets Ohio State, Michigan State and 2018 Orange Bowl champions Wisconsin as well as Iowa from the Big Ten West division. The November 3rd trip to Ann Arbor Michigan will give them a chance for payback from the worst performance in Franklin’s era, but it could as served as the turning point of the program.
Former quarterback and tight end coach Ricky Rahne was promoted to offensive coordinator this season. Although running back Saquon Barkley is now playing on Sunday’s there’s still a bevy of talent starting with signal caller Trace McSorley (3,570) passing yards last season, but he’s as dangerous outside the pocket, the Ashburn, Virginia native could be the best playmaker in College Football. Junior running back Miles Sanders gets his chance to showcase his skills with expectations not as high but he’s a proven player that Franklin believes will turn heads. Incoming freshman Ricky Slade also expects to contribute. Wide Receiver Juwan Johnson (701) receiving yards, second on the team last year will be McSorley’s new favorite target with DaeSean Hamilton now in the NFL. Four offensive linemen return to open holes; they are also capable of pass blocking in crucial situations. Theirs continuity in the unit. They must also replace Tight End Mike Gesicki who’s now on the Miami Dolphins, his size, speed, and ability to catch the football in traffic is nearly irreplaceable. Penn State put up over forty-one points per game last season, and they could put up more in 2018.
Nine starters from last season’s seventeenth nationally ranked defense which allowed opponents (16.5) ppg which was number-seven overall in College Football are gone. Nowhere did it hurt most than up the middle. Juniors Kevin Givens and Robert Windsor having the inside track at tackle. Freshman Micah Parsons has been moved from defensive end to outside linebacker and will probably be a starter in the opener with a redshirt freshman Ellis Brooks calling plays at middle linebacker. Defensive coordinator Brent Pry expects defensive end, Shareef Miller, to improve on his team-best five sacks; Penn State led the conference with 3.2 sacks per contest in 2017. No position will be affected more than safety where NFL draftees Marcus Allen and Troy Apke roamed for two season’s making plays in critical moments of big football games. However, cornerback John Reid, a starter in 2016 missed last season but returns fully healthy from a knee injury. Penn State will be point spread underdogs at least twice this season, and they won’t match their 8-4-1 ATS record in 2017-18. Bovada.Lv, list the Penn State Nittany Lions at 6/1 to win the 2018-19 Big-Ten Conference Championship.
NCAA Football 2018 Predictions
Free Pick. The 2018 Penn State Nittany Lions will go 9-3 in the regular season Also, Play Online Poker Plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web.