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Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Ohio State

Penn State faces Ohio State Saturday night in a heavily anticipated 8 p.m. showdown at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions (4-2) enter on a two game losing skid, while the No. 13 Buckeyes (5-1) have cruised to four straight victories — a streak in which they’ve scored at least 50 points in each game.

Last year, Ohio State handed Penn State its worse loss in over a century: a 63-14 thumping at the Horseshoe. It won’t be easy for James Franklin’s team to avenge the loss: Urban Meyer has his Buckeyes on a hot streak, led by freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett.

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

Kickoff: 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Television: ABC – Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe.

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 windy but sunny fall day, with a high at 56 degrees, and a low at 49 degrees. At kickoff, the temperatures will drop into the forties. You won’t have to worry about rain spoiling your tailgate, but there’s a 25% chance of showers during the game.

Last time they met: Maybe it’s best to not talk about it.

Injuries: Miles Dieffenbach (knee)Adam Breneman (knee), and Ben Kline (Achilles) are all sidelined for the Nittany Lions. Breneman and Kline are out for the year, but Dieffenbach has begun practicing again. The Buckeyes lost star quarterback Braxton Miller before the season began, but replacement J.T. Barrett has been a stud with 17 touchdowns in the last four games.

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), David Abruzzese (@abruz11) and Ben Berkman (@ben_berkman) will be in the press box for Onward State. Bobby Chen (@rysChen), Jack Lukow (@JacksLens) and Zach Berger (@theZachBerger) will be taking photos on the field. For updates from, follow Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) and Mike Poorman (@PSUPoorman).

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

Onward State:

Ohio State-Penn State: By the Numbers

The Best of #OhioStateHateWeek 2014

Pie a Buckeye this Saturday

Ohio State-Penn State Is College Football’s Priciest Ticket

Shane Conlan to be Honored During Saturday’s Game

James Franklin Praises Ohio State’s Depth, Confidence

History of the White House, A Penn State Spectacle

Ohio State’s Dominant Defensive Line Spells Trouble for Penn State

Previewing the Opponent

For Starters, Penn State Football Often Isn’t in a (Field) Position to Win

After Change of Plans OC Donovan Back on Sideline

Penn State’s Border Wars in the Big Ten

Hackenberg Pleased with Result of Players-Only Meeting

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