No. 15 Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions

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No. 15 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-2) at No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions (8-1)
Saturday November 7th, 3:30PM Eastern betting line – Penn State -3 ½ , 39 ½ O/U

Big Ten rivalry action headlines college football this weekend when the no. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions host the no. 15 Ohio State Buckeyes in Happy Valley. This week’s match-up has been a long time in the waiting as one of the most anticipated games of the year. However, this was supposed to be a battle for Big Ten Championship rights, but Iowa could steal the show. Although both teams are still right in the picture for a Big Ten Title, only one will be still alive after this Saturday.

The Buckeyes have bounced back since their most recent loss to Purdue and blasted the likes of New Mexico State and Minnesota by a combined score of 83-7. However, scoring will occur much less often when they meet up with the nation’s number 1 ranked scoring defense Nittany Lions who are allowing just 9.3 points per game. Penn State has also rattled off 5 straight victories since losing to Iowa earlier this year and is still trying to fight their way to a BCS Bowl Game. The Nittany Lions won last year’s battle in a close 13-7 slugfest and they will attempt to do the same in front of the home crowd this Saturday.

Ohio State will look for their offense to stay hot heading into this weekend. The Buckeyes own the Big Ten’s 2nd ranked scoring offense averaging 31 points per game. QB Terrelle Pryor has been both feast and famine this year throwing for 13 touchdowns along with 9 picks. Pryor does also lead the team in rushing with 554 yards do to his natural ability as a dual threat quarterback, but in Ohio State’s two losses this season Pryor has thrown 3 picks to just 1 interception.

Pryor’s legs are a huge contributor to the offense’s success, but his arm remains the most relying factor for the offenses’ fate. Sophomore DeVier Posey has been the biggest playmaker in the passing game. The Buckeyes go to guy has caught 43 passes for 595 yards and 6 touchdowns this season. Fellow Wide out Dane Sanzenbacher also has 460 yards with 6 touchdowns in the receiving game as he will be a key guy to watch for. The Buckeyes defense will be strong enough to keep Penn State from racking up a lot of points, but that will be of little use if Pryor can not get the offense past the Nittany Lions impressive defense.

Penn State has yet to allow a team over 17 points this year which is simply remarkable on the college ranks. The Nittany Lions have allowed just 26 points in the last 4 games which averages less than a single touchdown. One reason the defense may cause even extra problem this week for Ohio State is their tendency to get a lot of pressure up front. On the defensive front, Penn State ranks 5th against the run and ranks 4th in the country in sacks. The Nittany Lions are averaging 3.56 sacks per game and also rank 2nd with over 8 tackles for loss per contest as well. Those numbers are pretty staggering especially when they will be trying to get to Terrelle Pryor who has made more than a few mistakes this season.

On offense the Nittany Lions have delivered as expected behind quarterback Daryll Clark and tailback Evan Royster. The team is averaging 30 points per game and Clark has thrown 18 touchdowns on the season. Clark is completing over 63% for 2,158 yards and has 7 picks as well on the year. Clark’s performance along with Royster gives the Nittany Lions tremendous balance that defenses must respect. Royster has rushed for 859 yards and 5 scores on the year averaging just less than 6 yards per carry. Also, wide out Derek Moye has 648 receiving yards and 5 scores as the primary go to guy in the passing game. The Buckeyes defense will have their hands full with this balanced attack, but they have played well all year. The focus will likely be on Clark. Ohio Stand will focus in on the running game and force Clark to beat them with his arm. As long as turnovers do not turn the momentum, the Nittany Lions should fare well.

Pick – Penn State and consider play on the under.

Mesa, Arizona: Desert Pain Institute

Design Cost Data March 1, 2004 | Anonymous The Desert Pain Institute is a comprehensive alternative medicine clinic that specializes in pain management. There are four main components that make up the building: a wellness clinic/office, an outpatient surgical suite containing four operating suites, a physical therapy wing and an aquatic therapy center which houses two therapy pools and a Jacuzzi.

Every stage of this project builds upon the belief that a healing environment must be grounded in the natural. The Desert Pain Institute focuses on quality naturopathic and homeopathy treatment and the facility’s design is based on the foundations of these philosophies. The design reverses the institutional character that often accompanies healthcare facilities through the incorporation of interior gardens, colors and finishes that promote healing, and truly exemplifies the nature of incorporating green architecture and a healing environment into one unique medical clinic. go to web site cave creek az

Although design with the Arizona desert in mind, the oriental philosophies of Feng Shui and BioGeometry are evident throughout. Western Feng Shui principles create a separation between the wellness and physical therapy spaces, which naturally outline a fracture in the building to signify the underlying boundaries and form waiting spaces and interior courtyards. The main entrance opens up the building, slightly, to a labyrinth which was designed to help reinforce the natural energy that flows from the northwest (power) corner of the site. Thus, providing a facility that offers comfort and repose for its clients and a balance in both the human element and the natural surroundings.

Using the owner’s criteria of quality and environmental excellence, this green building was designed to expose all of the exterior block walls on the interior. A unique and simplistic design was created by only using two types of block, a 8 x 8 x 16-inch desert khaki and a 12 x 8 x 16-inch chocolate. The 12-inch walls were used to create and accent the fracture through the building in which programmatically separates the clinical functions from the therapeutic, and essentially splits the building in two parts. The architect accentuated the building linear form by raking the horizontal joints on the desert khaki block, and created a unique accent on the 12-inch block by angling each course out from the face of the block wall about 7/8-inch. The band effect was continued by repeating it every fourth course vertically. When one moves throughout the building, the accented block is visible and changes patterns throughout the day depending on where the sun is located. The block was sandblasted lightly to help blend the color, and reveal some of the interior aggregates. The use of exposed copper siding and roofing creates the perfect accent of the block construction.

By keeping the block patterns simple and creating a mass/void approach, the building exemplifies that contemporary design may be accomplished by “keeping it simple.” The facility exudes strength, stability, and quality around every corner. And lastly, the design truly complements the down-to-earth materials and the qualities of the desert.


DIV 07: Foam Roof: Omniguard; Copper. Kovach.

DIV 09: Cork: Expanko.

ARCHITECT THE ORCUTT/WINSLOW PARTNERSHIP 1130N. Second Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 FILE UNDER MEDICAL MD040346 Mesa, Arizona CONSTRUCTION TEAM GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Homes & Son Contractors, Inc. go to site cave creek az

4105 N. 20th Street, #130, Phoenix, AZ 85016 STRUCTURALENGINEER: KPFF Consulting Engineers 2800 N. Central Avenue, #1010, Phoenix, AZ 85004 ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Sullivan Designs, Inc.

7878 N. 16th Street, #270, Phoenix, AZ 85020 LANDSCAPEARCHITECT: Sonoran Desert 31055 N. 56th Street, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 COST ESTIMATOR: The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership 1130 N. Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 GENERAL DESCRIPTION SITE: 3 acres.


BUILDING SIZES: First floor, 29,400; total, 29,400 square feet.

BUILDING HEIGHT: First floor, 24′ to 29′, total, 29′.

BASIC CONSTRUCTION TYPE: New/Partially Type V-N and V-1HR.



ROOF: Foam, copper.

FLOORS: Cork, stained concrete, terrazzo.


[Author Affiliation] Architect: The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership Anonymous

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