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Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Indiana

Good morning from a sunny and cold Beaver Stadium where the Penn State Nittany Lions (6-4, 4-2) are set to host the Indiana Hoosiers (4-6, 2-4) in a Big Ten Leaders Division battle. Both teams will be trying to get back on track after suffering tough losses last Saturday. The Hoosiers are led by Kevin Wilson who is in his second year running the program while Bill O’Brien, in his first matchup against the Hoosiers, will try to keep the Nittany Lions streak alive of never losing to them.

Below is all of the media information and coverage for today:

Blue buses arrive: 9:20 a.m.

Kickoff: Noon

Television: Big Ten Network — Kevin Kugler (Play-by-play), Chris Martin (Analyst) J Leman (Sideline reporter)

Radio: Penn State Sports Network — Steve Jones (Play-by-play), Jack Ham (Analyst), Loren Crispell (Sideline reporter)

Weather: 44 degrees, Sunny, 10% chance of rain

Last Time They Met: Penn State defeated Indiana 16-10 on October 1, 2011 at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington. The game was ugly most of the way with five combined turnovers, but it got interesting late. The Nittany Lions scored 16 unanswered points including a 74-yard touchdown pass from Matt McGloin to Derek Moye to lead 16-3 early in the fourth quarter, but the Hoosiers would make it a one possession game with four minutes to go. After the Nittany Lions were forced to punt, the Hoosiers started a drive needing to go 99 yards for the winning score. They reached the Nittany Lions forty yard line where quarterback Dusty Kiel threw up a Hail Mary pass. It fell incomplete a few yards short of the end zone, and the Nittany Lions, while not pretty, won their Big Ten opener on the road.

Injuries: After being relatively healthy for much of the season, the injury bug bit the Nittany Lions hard over the past few weeks. Tight end Kyle Carter (wrist) is out for the season after suffering the injury late against Nebraska, and reserve guard Mark Arcidiacono remains out with a foot injury. Fourth-string running back Curtis Dukes (head) is day-to-day along with starting safety Malcolm Willis (knee). Willis did not participate in Wednesday’s practice, and defensive tackle Jordan Hill, while not listed on the weekly injury report, did not practice in pads on Wednesday. Hill suffered a knee injury two weeks ago against Purdue, and safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong is playing through a shoulder injury that may require offseason surgery. For the Hoosiers, quarterback Tre Robertson, cornerback Michael Hunter, and offensive lineman Jake Reed are all out with after suffering early season injuries. Tight end Charles Love III is also out for the season while offensive lineman Bernard Taylor (wrist), linebacker Jacarri Alexander (neck), and backup kicker Mitchell Voss are all questionable for today’s contest.

Media Coverage: @OnwardState will have live tweets throughout the day as reporter Drew Balis (@drewBbalis) will be in the press box. Photographer Dave Cole (@DaveColePhoto) will have pictures from the sidelines. reporters Nate Mink (@MinkNate), Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88), and Mike Poorman (@PSUPoorman) will also have live coverage during the game.

A recap of coverage from both outlets throughout the week can be found below:

Onward State:

Game Day Observations: Nebraska

Do Push-Ups with Craig Fitzgerald to Uplift Others

Catching up with Penn Staters in the NFL

Former QB Paul Jones to Enroll at Robert Morris

Tight End Kyle Carter Out for Season

O’Brien Focused on Indiana as Questions About Future Loom

McGloin Nominated for Burlsworth Trophy

Football Season Isn’t Over, Why Are You Leaving?

Nittany Lions Look to Continue Unbeaten Streak Against Hoosiers

Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Indiana

It’s Going to Be Like This for Awhile

The Catch About Allen Robinson’s Breakout Season? ‘He’s Nowhere Near as Good as He’s Going to Be’

O’Brien ‘Flattered’ Name Being Mentioned for NFL Head Coaching Consideration

Complete Bill O’Brien News Conference for Indiana Week

Matt McGloin Taken Out of Media Spotlight for a Week

Penn State Football Pre-game: What’s Playing Inside the Players’ Headphones

Tight End Revelation Simply Reflective of Talent at the Position

Penn State Football Records Watch: ARob and McGloin Poised to Pass Lion Greats

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Drew Balis

Drew is a senior marketing major. This fall, he will be covering Penn State Football for Onward State. He is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and loves THON and Domonic Brown.

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