The Nittany Lions are facing Big Ten rival Wisconsin in this early season classic. The Nittany Lions are coming off of a poor 2020 showing that showed Penn State sitting on a 4-5 record overall, but all the games for the Nittany Lions were in the conference. Offensively the Nittany Lions are bringing back 7 starters and the same on the defensive side of the ball as well.
Last season Penn State ended up getting 29.8 points per game on the year. The passing offense for Penn State averaged 256 yards per game, but the rushing offense for the Nittany Lions have ended up with 173 yards per game. Defensively the Nittany Lions have allowed 27.7 points per game. The passing defense for Penn State has given up 199 yards per game, but the rushing defense has allowed 130 yards per game.
The Badgers only played in the conference play as well, but played a couple less games due to COVID on the team. Last year the Badgers ended up finishing the year up on a 4-3 record on the year last season. The Badgers are bringing back 7 starters on the offensive side of the ball and bring back 8 starters on the defensive side of the ball.
Scoring for Wisconsin last season ended up coming in at 25.1 points per game. The Badgers threw the ball for a total of 181 yards per game, but the ground game was not that massive of a threat either with only 165 yards per game on the ground. The defense for Wisconsin allowed 17.4 points per game. The rushing defense gave up only 96 yards per game, but the passing defense gave up 204 yards per game.