Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Michigan

Penn State is set to face Michigan in the Big House for the first time since 2009. The Nittany Lions (4-1) come into the game off their first loss, a 29-6 debacle against Northwestern. Michigan (2-4) is on a three-game losing streak after dropping games against Utah, Minnesota, and Rutgers.

This will be the first ever Big Ten night game in Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines have only played “Under the Lights” twice at home in their 135 year history — two wins against Notre Dame, in 2011 and 2013.

Penn State hasn’t lost to Michigan since Sept. 22, 2007.

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

Kickoff: 7 p.m. Eastern time.

Television: ESPN2 — Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore and Jessica Mendoza.

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’ll be chilly for the first time this year, as the temperature around kickoff will be around 49 degrees. The temperature will drop to around 40 degrees by the time the game is over. There’s 0% chance of precipitation.

Last Time They Met:


Injuries: Miles Dieffenbach (knee), Adam Breneman (knee), and Ben Kline (Achilles) are all out for the year for the Nittany Lions. Nyeem Wartman sat out last game with an arm injury, but is listed as the starter on this week’s depth chart and looks to be ready to play.

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.

Alex Robinson (@ARobinsonPSU) and Greg Schlosser (@G_Schlosser825) will be in the press box for Onward State. Bobby Chen (@rysChen) will be taking photos on the field. For updates from, follow Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88).

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

Onward State

Michigan Breakdown: Who Are The Key Players?

Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Michigan

The Best Games In The History Of Penn State vs. Michigan

Penn State-Michigan Was Actually Supposed to be a Great Game

Penn State Dominates the State, Literally

James Franklin Talks Man Caves, Star Trek, DJs, and Michigan

New England Patriots Honor Devon and Leah Still

Penn State Football: Midseason Staff Grades

Penn State Football Ticket Sales Soaring

Whiteout Night Game Against Ohio State Sells Out

Update on Nittany Lions In The NFL

Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Michigan

Penn State Football: How Christian Hackenberg’s Critics Don’t Count

Penn State Football: James Franklin Radio Show Highlights

Penn State Football: Trio Of Nittany Lions Looking Forward To Homecoming Against Michigan

Penn State Football: Even With Green Out For Michigan, Franklin Sees Plenty Of Threats

Ben State Football: For First Time In Long Time, Penn State Not The Headline Maker

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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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