Penn State’s season has been successful to this point. It hasn’t gone unbeaten in its first 10 games, but after defeating Indiana 34-27, the team is 9-1.

It will be ranked in the College Football Playoff committee’s top 10 once again, and it will have a chance at a marquee victory at Ohio State next week.

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After the Nittany Lions’ seven-point victory over the Hoosiers, coach James Franklin spoke with the media. He talked about how Indiana is only getting better with coach Tom Allen leading the way:

He then talked about wide receiver KJ Hamler, who is arguably the team’s most electrifying play-maker on offense that missed the final three quarters against Indiana after landing on his head/neck area on a kickoff return:

It sounds like Penn State is optimistic about Hamler’s return for next week’s game at Ohio State. That matchup, of course, will be a massive one.

If Hamler can be back for the Nittany Lions, it only adds to their chances at pulling what would be a road upset over a top-four team.