I must preface the remainder of this post by saying that I am not predicting such a thing will happen. I did want to look at how it could/would be possible.
PSU would have to finish the B10 slate at home by going 6-1 and on the road by going 3-5. Lets take a look at the 9 most statistically probable games for a PSU win.
72% Indiana (Certainly a winnable contest at the BJC)
52% @ Iowa (Again, winnable, but Iowa has hung tough @ home a few times so far)
51% Northwestern (Again, winnable. Couldnt rule this out)
39% Illinois (This makes 2night’s game huge)
29% Ohio State (OSU has been poor without Turner…but both games are later in the sked)
27% @ Michigan (Revenge…)
26% Michigan State (Tough one here…)
24% @ Northwestern (PSU always wins at NW, but they appear to be different for a change)
23% Minnesota (Hung tough with them at the barn…)
There are a few toughies on there, but can we totally rule out stealing one or two that nobody thinks PSU can win?