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Ohio State Vs. Penn State Preview: Buckeyes Trying To Win Three-Straight

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A couple solid wins has put Ohio State right back in the thick of things, sitting at No. 3 presently, on a two-game winning streak with a home contest against Penn State up next. They absolutely dominated Nebraska in their most recent outing, a 79-45 win which came after avenging a defeat at the hands of Indiana with an 80-63 win. Following this next game, OSU will take on two tough ranked opponents, and four of its next seven games against ranked competition.

That makes it all the more important that Ohio State get the better of Penn State on Wednesday, something that doesn't seem to be too tall an order. Penn State has lost six of their last eight games, though they did upset the then-No. 25 Illinois on Jan. 19. Their most recent outing was a 73-54 loss at the hands of Indiana on Sunday.

Penn State is at the bottom of the Big Ten, which is basically code for "will lose to OSU on the road every single time." OSU also has the fact that Penn State hasn't beaten a ranked team on the road since February of 2009. Nobody should be overlooked, but the Buckeyes should be confident, given their home record.

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