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:
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: