- Hold the Home-Court Advantage
- Slow Down the Penn State Offense
- Win the Time of Possession Battle
- Make no Mistakes on Offense
On November 3, the Penn State Nittany Lions will travel to the Big House in Ann Arbor to take on the Michigan Wolverines. Penn State has turned their program around under James Franklin and is once again a contender in the Big Ten. Michigan has begun to live up to some of the expectations that come with having a big-name coach such as Jim Harbaugh. Except for a season-opening loss to Notre Dame, Michigan has been downright dominant this season, winning its games by an average of over three touchdowns.
Michigan can undoubtedly beat Penn State in their head-to-head matchup. In general, Michigan is difficult to beat on its home field. Additionally. Michigan has a 13-8 edge in all-time Michigan vs Penn State series. The Nittany Lions prevailed in last year’s contest by a score of 42-13. Last season, Penn State entered the game in form, and it was not even close. For Michigan, this was an embarrassing loss that is still a topic of conversation in Ann Arbor.