It’s been a tough two weeks for the folks in Happy Valley.

In Week 1, Penn State dropped a hotly contested game on the road at Indiana in overtime. Then, things got tougher in Week 2 with a date against a red-hot Ohio State team with a strong Heisman candidate in Justin Fields.

All of that led to the Nittany Lions starting 0-2. But ESPN’s FPI recently came out and if its latest prediction model is at all true, things are looking up for the folks in blue and white.

Here are the Nittany Lions’ chances in the final six games of the regular season:

  • vs. Maryland – 97.1%
  • at Nebraska – 80.8%
  • vs. Iowa – 81.1%
  • at Michigan – 68.7%
  • at Rutgers – 90.4%
  • vs. Michigan State – 92.3%

Penn State is 0-2 but neither loss is anything to be too upset about. Those are two quality teams. However, it makes it tough to know how the Nittany Lions will do against a lesser opponent in Maryland.

It seems like the FPI still believes that Penn State is a team that can rack up wins and be near the top of the Big Ten East. Fans will see what happens starting on Saturday. A loss would all but end the season for the Nittany Lions, but a win will keep their slim hopes alive in the strange season of 2020.