Penn State enters its most-anticipated home game of the season as 9.5-point favorites over Michigan. And most people who are picking the Wolverines to win think the game would still be a close call.
That’s not the case with Anthony Herron of the Pac-12 Network. Herron was a guest on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Friday afternoon, and when the Penn State-Michigan game came up, Herron was not shy about picking the upset. He went as far to say that he “wouldn’t even be surprised” if Michigan blew out Penn State at Beaver Stadium.
“Michigan is a good team who is going to go in and defeat Penn State,” Herron said. “I wouldn’t even be surprised if they blow Penn State out. I think they’re going to punch Penn State in the nose and the Nittany Lions aren’t going to know how to respond. Michigan is going to dominate this game. Mark my words.”
Herron, a former Iowa player, said that Penn State has not been tested yet while the No. 19 Wolverines will come into Saturday night’s game with better focus.
“When you have a situation like Penn State where they haven’t really been tested and people are already anointing Saquon Barkley — with good reason, a generational talent at running back– but he’s only rushed for over 100 yards once this season, let’s not act like he’s been lighting up the scoreboard,” Herron said. “James Franklin is talking about other jobs. These are things to me that add up intangibly to a Pen State team that will be slightly less focused in a home game being tested for the first time, and a Michigan team that’s going to come in ticked off.”
Here are his full comments on the game:
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 20, 2017
And his response to some upset Penn State fans:
— Anthony Herron (@BigAntHerron) October 20, 2017