Penn State Head Coach James Franklin

Tale of the Tape: Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State claims to be rivaled and that seems to be the case when it comes to the Big Ten not assigning the Nittany Lions a rival in the new protected scheduling model moving forward when the Big Ten moves from 14 teams to 18.

So with apologies to Wikipedia, who does claim that this game between Ohio State and Penn State is a rivalry, we can only go with what the league says.

Then again, the game with Illinois is not a rivalry either, so nobody cares about a wooden turtle (Illibuck to be exact) all that…

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