October 25, 2007

Focusing in on the Buckeyes

For Penn State fans who haven't heard yet, No. 1-ranked Ohio State is coming to Happy Valley this weekend to play the Nittany Lions.

Sort of a big deal.

Well, it is to the fans anyway. Of course Penn State players realize this is a big game with huge implications for the rest of the season. But, as Nittany Lions' junior linebacker Sean Lee put it, regardless of the Buckeyes' ranking, this game is going to be a tough one.

"I think we look at it as, 'It's Ohio State.' It doesn't matter if they're No. 1 or not ranked, we're going to have to be ready to play a great program like that," he said. "We're going to have a great, uptempo pace at practice every day, and we're going to have to be focused, learn our schemes and be ready to play."

With this year's college football season featuing more upsets than most fans can keep track of, this game is a chance for the underdog to once again prove itself.

Although, maintaining his stance that rankings aren't important, Lee said that solid play wins games and poor play will lose them. How the Lions' play on Saturday will determine the final outcome, not the Buckeyes' ranking.

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