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Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Northwestern

Good morning Penn State fans!

Penn State is set to face Northwestern in a Homecoming clash. The Nittany Lions come into the game undefeated (4-0) after beating UMass 48-7 last week. Northwestern (1-2) has struggled this year, as it hasn’t beat an FBS team yet. The Wildcats fell to Cal and Northern Illinois to start the year before defeating Western Illinois 24-7.

This will be the Big Ten opener for Northwestern. Penn State won its home opener against Rutgers, but this is James Franklin’s first Big Ten home game.

Below is all of the media information you’ll need for Saturday’s game:

Kickoff: 12 p.m. Eastern time.

Television: Big Ten Network — Eric Collins, J Leman and Tina Cervasio.

Radio: Penn State Sports Network — Steve Jones, Jack Ham, and Loren Crispell. Local: 93.7 FM, and 1450 AM. Sirius: Ch. 84. XM: Ch. 84

Weather: It should be a beautiful day for Penn State football. The high is 75 degrees, and it’ll be around 69 degrees around kickoff. There is a 0% chance of precipitation.

Last Time They Met: In 2012, Northwestern came into Happy Valley during Homecoming week. The undefeated Wildcats lead by 11 at the end of the third quarter, but Penn State scored 22 unanswered points to win 39-28. The game also brought us one of the best Penn State-related gifs of all time:

Injuries: Miles Dieffenbach (knee), Adam Breneman (knee), and Ben Kline (Achilles) are all out for the year for the Nittany Lions.

Media Coverage: Be sure to follow both @OnwardState and @OnwardStSports to receive the full game experience. Our main account will tweet photos, big plays, and other interesting information throughout the game, and @OnwardStSports will tweet play-by-play, statistics, and analysis. You can also follow along with the game on our Facebook page, and on our live blog.

Ben Berkman (@ben_berkman) and Zach Berger (@ZachBerger) will be in the press box for Onward State. Bobby Chen (@rysChen) will be taking photos on the field. For updates from StateCollege.com, follow Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) and Mike Poorman (@PSUPoorman).

A recap of our coverage from throughout the week, and coverage from StateCollege.com, can be found below:

Onward State:

Northwestern Breakdown: Who Are The Key Players?

Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Northwestern

A Gameday in the Life of the Blue Band Drum Major

Outlook On Penn State’s Remaining Big Ten Opponents

Ficken Named Semifinalist for Campbell Trophy, the “Academic Heisman”

What Happened in Penn State’s First Homecoming Game?

How Penn State’s Running Game Can Fuel Its Offense

Franklin Talks Defense, Northwestern at Weekly Presser

Penn State’s Season Stats Rank Among Nation’s Best

Why Are Lines for Guest Football Tickets So Long?

James Franklin: Dominate the Post Office

Emmert: NCAA’s Handling of Penn State Solid

USA Today Ranks Beaver Stadium No. 7 in College Football

Geno Lewis Fitting Snugly In Allen Robinson’s Big Shoes

Penn State Adds More ADA Parking Space

Forty Dollar Student Tickets Available for Northwestern Game

Penn State Football Jumps To No. 27 In Polls

StateCollege.com:

Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Northwestern Edition

We’ve Been Warned: James Franklin Plays ’em One Game at a Time

Penn State Football: Nelson Says Line Not Satisfied After Dominating Performance

Penn State Football: Franklin Doesn’t See Youth As Obstacle

Penn State Football: Franklin May Draw Close To His 107K This Weekend

Ben State Football: Balancing The Blame Game With The Reality Checks

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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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