This is a much bigger game for PSU than it is for MSU. MSU had their senior week last Saturday and came close to beating OSU, only to fall short. That had to take a lot of wind out of their collective sails. It's a road game when they would probably rather be home for Thanksgiving. They aren't playing for that much, maybe a better bowl placement. PSU, on the other hand, is home, hopefully in front of a good crowd, with a shot at the title fight on the line. Barclay just got stiffed on consideration for the Doak Walker award, which probably leaves a sour taste for him and the line. Just the emotional difference between the two teams should have an impact. From what I read, they have very similar injury issues on their offensive front. PSU, on paper, is a better team. I think our kids are going to be pumped and MSU is more likely to be flat.
Anything can happen on a football Saturday but I think PSU wins this and it's not as nearly as close as I fear it will be.