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Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Ohio State

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone is enjoying the early portion of the day leading up to tonight’s highly anticipated showdown at Ohio Stadium, where the Penn State Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-1) will face off against the undefeated, #4 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0, 3-0) in a nationally televised, primetime game. Penn State is coming off an upset 43-40 win against the Michigan Wolverines on October 12, while Ohio State defeated Iowa last week at home, 34-24. The Buckeyes are coached by Urban Meyer, who is undefeated (19-0) in two years as the leader of the Scarlet and Gray.

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

Kickoff: 8:00 p.m.

Television: ABC – Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge (Penn State ’82), and Holly Rowe.

Radio: Penn State Sports Network – Steve Jones (play-by-play), Jack Ham (analyst), Loren Crispell (sideline reporter). The game will be broadcast locally on 93.7 FM & 1450 AM, and nationally on Sirius (Ch. 85) and XM (Ch. 85). You can also listen in on

Weather: Kickoff – 48 degrees, mostly cloudy, 63% humidity, 0% chance of rain.

Last time they met: In front of a late October primetime crowd at Beaver Stadium, Ohio State handed Penn State its first conference loss of the year, defeating the Nittany Lions 35-23. Penn State started fast with a blocked punt from Mike Hull but a pick six from Matt McGloin followed by a Braxton Miller touchdown run ended the Nittany Lions’ comeback hopes.

Injury Report: There are no new noteworthy injuries to report this week. Matt Lehman, Brad Bars, Brent Wilkerson, and DaeSean Hamilton are all out.

Media Coverage: @OnwardState will have live tweets, Facebook updates, and a live blog throughout the game. Sports editor Zach Berger (@theZachBerger) will be in the press box, and photographer Mitchell Wilston (@mitchellwilston) 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 this week can be found below:

Onward State

Nittany Lions Look For Another Upset Against Ohio State

Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Ohio State

The Penn State-Ohio State Rivalry By the Numbers

Blast from the Past: A Look at the Best PSU-OSU Games

Bill O’Brien Ready For Ohio State

Penn State Football Midseason Report Card

Takeaways From Penn State’s Comeback Stunner Against Michigan

Penn State Shocks No. 18 Michigan In Miraculous Four-Overtime Comeback Victory

Five Keys To Beating Ohio State

Will The Horseshoe Fit Against Ohio State? Why Not…?

Defense Focused On Slowing Braxton Miller

Robinson Ready For His Latest Challenge In Bradley Roby

It’s All About Scoring, And When You Do It

O’Brien In The Zone As Penn State Prepares For Challenge

Buckeye Defense Still Troubling Meyer

O’Brien And Meyer Beginning A New Chapter In The Ohio State-Penn State Rivalry

It’s Time to Say Bye (Week) Michigan, Hello Ohio State

Breaking Down The Buckeyes

O’Brien Looking For Extra Effort As Ohio State Approaches

Hackenberg Is On To The Next One

Bill O’Brien Prepares for next Big Hurdle

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Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson was Onward State's Acting Managing Editor/Resident Old Man. He lived in Harrisburg almost his whole life, but he says he's from California -- where he was born -- because that's more fun. He loves cats and Chinese food, but only separately. He met both Ben Affleck and Kanye West within a half hour, so the three of them are basically best friends. If you want to hear his #scorching #hot #takes, you can follow him at @ARobinsonPSU or email him at [email protected].

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