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Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Wisconsin

Good morning from Camp Randall Stadium, where the Penn State Nittany Lions (6-5, 3-4) are set to face the Wisconsin Badgers (9-2, 6-1) this afternoon. Penn State enters the final game of the season coming off of a tough 23-20 overtime loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Senior Day at Beaver Stadium last Saturday.

The Badgers enter the game as the No. 14 team in the nation, featuring one of the top defenes and run games in the country. Wisconsin’s only two losses have come in close games against Arizone State and Ohio State, both ranked teams.

Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen is in his first year at the helm, posting a 9-2 record thus far, and will face the Nittany Lions for the first time in his career. Bill O’Brien is 1-0 against Wisconsin as Penn State defeate the Badgers 24-21 in an overtime victory in the final game of the 2012 regular season.

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

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m.

Television: ESPN — Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham and Jeannine Edwards

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

Weather: 38 degrees, Mostly Sunny, no chance of rain, 70% humidity.

Last Time They Met: Penn State is 7-9 all-time against the Badgers in a series that dates back to 1953. The teams last met in 2012 in a memorable Senior Day win for the Nittany Lions that took an overtime and a Sam Ficken field goal to seal a 24-21 win. Zach Zwinak ran for 179 yards in the game while Matt McGloin threw for 200 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Hill led the defense with 12 tackles and a pair of sacks.

Injuries: According to O’Brien, the team is dealing with typical late season bumps and bruises, but there are no major injuries. Bill Belton will return after missing last week’s game and Adrian Amos is day-to-day with a foot injury.

Wisconsin tight end Brian Wozniak is questionable with an undisclosed injury. Offensive lineman Dallas Lewallen is also questionable with a leg injury.

Media Coverage: @OnwardState will have live tweets and Facebook updates throughout the game as writer Zach Berger (@theZachBerger) will be be providing coverage. reporter Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) will also have coverage of today’s game.

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

Onward State:

Nittany Lions Hoping for Big Upset Against No. 15 Wisconsin

Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Wisconsin

Five Keys To Beating Wisconsin On Saturday

NCAA Says Penn State Has Second Most Iconic Uniforms

Allen Robinson Gets Hosed for Biletnikoff Finalist

Hackenberg Wins Fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week Honor

Penn State Football Attendance Ranks Fifth Nationally

JuCo Defensive Tackle Tarow Barney Commits to Penn State

Penn State Loses Senior Day, Overtime Clash With Nebraska, 23-20

Penn State Football Got Defensive Just in Time; Now, Can It Badger Wisconsin?

Zach Zwinak Has November’s Number

Nittany Lions Look To Play Spoiler Against Wisconsin

Bill O’Brien’s Penn State Football On-the-Field Thanksgiving List

Bill O’Brien’s Thanksgiving Day Message of Family, Team and Gratitude

It Could Have Happened, But It Didn’t, And That’s Something Fans Can Be Thankful For

Penn State Football is 6-5, But Could Easily Be 7-4…Or 3-8

Handing Out The Grades Following Penn State’s 23-20 Loss To Nebraska

Nebraska Works Overtime to Beat Nittany Lions, 23-20

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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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