3) Putting a clamp on turnovers. Both teams rank in the top 25 nationally when it comes to protecting the ball. The Nittany Lions are tied for 13th with 14.1 turnovers per game, and the Tigers are tied for 23rd with an average of 15.0 giveaways. Not surprisingIy, the team that holds onto the ball will probably find greater success, Nadelen said. "That's huge. I think this game is going to be a lot about possession time – winning it off the faceoff and maximizing your opportunities in the offensive end," he said. "And on the defensive end, whether it's saves or a ball on the ground, we have to take care of it and clear it out of our end. As in any game, the ball's going to be valuable, but in this game where both teams are similar, the ball is going to be like a bar of gold."