Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Michigan

Good afternoon from Beaver Stadium where the Penn State Nittany Lions (3-2) are set to face the Michigan Wolverines (5-0) in a primetime homecoming clash. Penn State enters the game coming off of a tough loss 44-24 loss to Indiana in the Big Ten opener on the road. Michigan is undefeated with wins over Central Michigan, Notre Dame (14), Akron, Connecticut, and Minnesota. Michigan is led by head coach Brady Hoke who is 24-7 in his third season at the helm. Bill O’Brien is facing Michigan for the first time as Penn State’s head coach.

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

Kickoff: 5:00 p.m.

Television: ESPN — Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen and Maria Taylor

Radio: Penn State Sports Network — Steve Jones (Play-by-play), Jack Ham (Analyst), Loren Crispell (Sideline reporter), XM Ch. 194 and Sirius Ch. 92

Weather: 68 degrees, Partly Cloudy, 20% chance of rain, 64% humidity.

Last Time They Met: In a primetime matchup in October of 2010, the Nittany Lions came out on top 41-31. Evan Royster ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the game with Matt McGloin adding another 250 yards and a score of his own.

Injuries: Ryan Keiser is questionable with a hand injury suffered against Kent State. Keiser missed last week’s game against Indiana.

Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan is questionable with a knee injury.

Media Coverage: @OnwardState will have live tweets and Facebook updates throughout the game as reporter Zach Berger (@theZachBerger) will be in the press box and photographers Mitchell Wilston (@mitchellwilston) and Bobby Chen (@rysChen) will be on the field. reporters Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) and Mike Poorman (@PSUPoorman) will also have coverage from the press box.

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

Onward State:

About the Author

Zach Berger

Zach Berger is a reporter and Onward State's Managing Editor Emeritus. You can find him at the Phyrst more nights than not. If he had to pick a last meal, Zach would go for a medium-rare New York strip steak with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and a cold BrewDog Punk IPA. You can reach him via e-mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at @theZachBerger.


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