Gameday: Penn State vs. Ohio
Good morning from Beaver Stadium.
Football is a few hours away as the Penn State Nittany Lions are set to take on the Ohio Bobcats in the season opener. The Bobcats, from the Mid-American Conference, are led by Frank Solich who has a 50-40 record through seven years with the program. Bill O’Brien will be making his head coaching debut for the Nittany Lions.
Below is all of the media information and coverage for today:
Team arrives in blue buses: 9:15 a.m.
Kickoff: 12:06 p.m.
Television: ESPN- Dave Pasch (Play by play), Brian Griese (Analyst), Tom Rinaldi and Mark Schwartz (Sideline reporters)
Radio: Penn State Sports Network:- Steve Jones (Play by play), Jack Ham (Analyst), Loren Crispell (Sideline reporter) Local 93.7 FM & 1450 AM
Weather: 77 degrees, Partly cloudy, 10% chance of rain
Last Time They Met: November 16, 1974- Penn State won this game 35-16. The Nittany Lions are 5-0 against the Bobcats all time with the average margin of victory 27.4 points.
Injuries: Penn State enters the game relatively healthy. Pete Massaro and Jake Fagnano have been slowed by injuries in the summer, but both are expected to play. Mark Arcidiacono, Brad Bars, and Ty Howle are out with injuries. The big injury for Ohio is a shoulder injury that will keep its star cornerback Travis Carrie out for the season.
Media Coverage: @OnwardState will have live tweets before, during, and after the game. Football reporter Drew Balis (@drewBbalis) will have updates from the press box. Photographer Dave Cole (@DaveColePhoto) will have pictures from the sideline. StateCollege.com reporters Ron Musselman (@RMusselmansc), Nate Mink (@MinkNate), Mike Poorman (@PSUPoorman), and Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) will also have coverage throughout the day.
A recap of coverage throughout the week from both outlets can be found below:
Slideshow photos by Dave Cole & Eric Weiss