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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. StateCollege.com 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:

Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Michigan
Penn State Needs To Get Back On Track Against Michigan
Michigan Game Day Etiquette
The Rise of Allen Robinson
Bill O’Brien Plays Basketball at Nittanyville
10 Types of Tweeters To Expect on Game Day
Jordan Lucas Working Hard To Step Up His Game
O’Brien Looks to the Future, Offers Few Answers
Kicker Troy Stivason Commits to Walk-On to Penn State
Penn State Screws Up Student Ticket Allocation for Michigan, Offers Alternate Packages
Game Day Observations: Indiana
Penn State Stays Positive After Tough 44-24 Road Loss To Indiana
Take Aways From Penn State’s 44-24 Loss to Indiana
StateCollege.com:
Five Keys To Beating Michigan
How Big is a Win Over Michigan?
Bill O’Brien Radio Show Recap
Michigan Ready For Rowdy Crowd And A Game Of Firsts
Hackenberg Opens Up About Continued Commitment To Penn State In CBS Interview
Big Recruiting Weekend Ahead As Nittany Lions To Host Up To 100 Prospects
NFL Future Currently Not On Allen Robinson’s Mind
The Best and The Worst of Penn State Homecoming Games
Bill O’Brien Press Conference Highlights
Sports Illustrated Lists O’Brien As Possible Texas Replacement
Sweet Caroline Revisited: Popular Song May or May Not be Part of Homecoming Football Game
Are Sanctions Really To Blame For Loss To Indiana?
1999, 2004 Homecomings Marked the Era of PSU’s Ways
Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State’s 44-24 Loss To Indiana

About the Author

Zach Berger

Zach Berger is a StateCollege.com 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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