STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- For one week the Nittany Lions had the luxury of having a little downtime, well as much as one can get with one regular season game left and no classes to worry about.
Many spent it sleeping in, watching a little extra film on Maryland and then of course gathering for Thanksgiving either during the team lunch in the dining hall or by heading to the house of their position coach, family or friends. It's a routine the upperclassmen have grown accustomed to and with a little break from games on the horizon following the trip to College Park to play the Terrapins (4-7, 2-6 Big Ten) the No. 10 Nittany Lions (9-2, 6-2) still have a lot left to play for.
A win would make this Penn State team the 23rd in program history to have a 10-win season and while they won't learn their bowl fate until next weekend, the Lions are three touchdown favorites for this one and for good reason.