Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Nebraska
Good morning from Beaver Stadium where the Penn State Nittany Lions (6-4, 3-3) are set to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-3, 4-2) this afternoon. Penn State enters the Senior Day game coming off of a dominant 45-21 victory over Purdue last Saturday. Get to the stadium early to catch a pre-game ceremony honoring the senior class.
The Huskers enter the game after having a rollercoaster of a season thus far. They were ranked at one point, but have dropped out of the polls after suffering conference losses to Minnesota and Michigan State. Nebraska has America’s 16th best running game, averaging 240.3 yards per contest with stat junior Ameer Abdullah leading the effort.
Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini is in his sixth season as head coach with the team and has a 56-23 record. Bill O’Brien is facing the Cornhuskers for the second time after suffering a 32-23 loss last year.
Below is all of the media information and coverage for today:
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m.
Television: Big Ten Network – Eric Collins, Chuck Long, and Jon Jansen
Radio: Penn State Sports Network — Steve Jones (Play-by-play), Jack Ham (Analyst), Loren Crispell (Sideline reporter)
Weather: 35 degrees, Mostly Cloudy/Windy, 10% chance of rain, 46% humidity.
Last Time They Met: The Nittany Lions are 7-8 all-time against the Cornhuskers after dropping the last three meetings between the teams. Penn State jumped out to a 20-6 halftime lead against Nebraska when the teams played last season, but the Huskers stormed back and won, 32-23. Matt McGloin threw for 240 yards and a score in the game, while Glenn Carson led the way on defense with 14 tackles.
Injuries: According to O’Brien, the team is dealing with typical late season bumps and bruises, but there are no new injuries to report this week for the Nittany Lions.
Quarterback Taylor Martinez is out indefinitely with a foot injury and will not play tomorrow. DL Thaddeus Randle, TE Jake Long, WR Jamal Turner, and LB Jared Afalava are all questionable for today’s game. OL Jeremiah Sirles is probable with a knee injury.
Media Coverage: @OnwardState will have live tweets and Facebook updates throughout the game as writer 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 reporter Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) will also have coverage from the press box.
A recap of coverage from both outlets throughout the week can be found below: