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Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Maryland

Penn State squares off against Maryland for the 38th time today at noon in Beaver Stadium, renewing a series that dates back to 1917. The Nittany Lions (4-3) enter on a three game losing streak after dropping a heartbreaking double-overtime game to No. 13 Ohio State last week. Maryland (5-3) heads into today’s game looking to rebound from an ugly 52-7 loss to Wisconsin.

Not only is this Maryland’s first game against Penn State in 21 years, but it also marks the first matchup between both teams as members of the Big Ten. As such, this game will have major recruiting implications for both states, separated by the Mason-Dixon line.

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

Kickoff: 12 p.m. Eastern time.

Television: ESPN 2– Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway, and Paul Carcaterra

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’s a brisk, fall day as the calendar flips to November, with a high of 46 degrees and a low of 34 degrees. At kickoff, there is a 51 percent chance of rain, with showers expected to continue until later this evening.

Last time they met: Oct. 2, 1993 – Penn State defeated Maryland 70-7 in College Park, Md., the second-worst defeat in the Terrapins history.

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 and could see the field for the first time today. Ryan Keiser (fractured rib) and Zach Zwinak (leg injury) are out for the year.

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.

C.J. Doon (@CJDoon) and Ben Berkman (@ben_berkman) will be in the press box for Onward State. Bobby Chen (@rysChen) and Jack Lukow (@JacksLens) 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:

Four Football Players Arrested, Charged with Criminal Mischief

Maryland Still Trying for a Rivalry with Penn State

Staff Predictions: Penn State vs. Maryland

Player Spotlight: Maryland’s Stefon Diggs

Maryland-Penn State by the Numbers

Once a Maryland Coordinator, Franklin to Face Former Recruits Saturday

StateCollege.com:

Smith Dishes Out Play on Apke, Plan to Contain Maryland Attack

Previewing the Opponent: Maryland Edition

For Franklin, Lessons Learned at Maryland Helped Lead to November Success

Penn State Football Podcast

Akeel Lynch Ready to Take Over at No. 2 Spot

 

 

About the Author

CJ Doon

CJ is a senior journalism major from Long Island and Onward State's Sports Editor. He is a third-generation Penn Stater, and his grandfather wrestled for the university back in the 1930s under coach Charlie “Doc” Speidel. Besides writing, one of his favorite activities is making sea puns. You can follow him on Twitter @CJDoon, and send your best puns to [email protected], just for the halibut.

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