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Penn State To Meet Idaho In 2019 Season Opener

Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour announced on Friday that the Nittany Lions will take on the Idaho Vandals of the Sun Belt Conference at Beaver Stadium in the 2019 season opener. The game is set for August 31.

With the recent announcement, Idaho becomes the third Sun Belt opponent Penn State will face in as many consecutive years — with Georgia State and Appalachian State slated for 2017 and 2018, respectively.

The Vandals have been something of a bottom feeder in the college football landscape, winning a total of 11 games since 2010 while recording three consecutive one-win seasons. Last year, Idaho was ranked No. 124 out of 128 Division I schools by nfl.com — encapsulating the turbulence Petrino’s program has endured over the last few seasons. The team is coached by Paul Petrino, brother of current Lousiville Head Coach Bobby Petrino, and was hired by the school in 2012.

On paper, the matchup should be something of a cakewalk for the Nittany Lions, and anything short of a beatdown will be considered a failure.

Idaho also becomes Penn State’s second 2019 opponent, joining Pittsburgh — who the Nittany Lions will face on September 14.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]

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