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Gameday Coverage: Penn State Vs. Rutgers

It’s game day, Nittany Lion fans. Penn State (1-1) welcomes Rutgers (1-1), looking to expand its dominant 23-2 edge in the lively series.

Saturday’s edition features a host of headlines: Rutgers enters missing a handful of top players, its head coach, and any momentum following a week two loss to Washington State. On the other side, it’s the first Stripe Out at Beaver Stadium, and Christian Hackenberg and the offense will continue to search for baby steps in progressing the offense.

Under the lights at Beaver Stadium, here’s all the information you need to know for today’s game.

Kickoff: 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Television: BTN.
Radio: Penn State Sports Network — Steve Jones, Jack Ham, and Joe Putnam. Local: 93.7 FM/1450 AM. Sirius: Ch. 132. XM: Ch. 195.
Weather: According to Accuweather, it should be comfortable and dry during tailgate time. Around 9:00, there’s a 47% chance of rain. No thunderstorms are in the forecast.
Last time they met: It wasn’t pretty, but Penn State avenged a 10-0 halftime deficit to defeat the Scarlett Knights 13-10 on Rutger’s turf. It was Rutger’s first Big Ten game, and featured five interceptions before Bill Belton scored a winning touchdown from five yards out.
Injuries: Nyeem Wartman-White headlines the game’s omissions, while James Franklin announced during the week that Kyle Carter had offseason surgery and only practiced two weeks prior to the season, so it’s up in the air how much we’ll see him today.
Media coverage: Make sure you follow @OnwardState and @OnwardStSports on Twitter and like Onward State on Facebook for the best coverage of today’s game. Our main account will tweet out big plays, photos, and interesting information, and our sports account will tweet play-by-play, statistics, and analysis. You can also follow our live blog for a more in-depth account of the game, and a collection of our best social content.
Sports editor Doug Leeson (@DougLeeson on Twitter) and staff writers Ben Berkman (@ben_berkman) and Alex Robinson (@ARobinsonPSU) will be in the press box for Onward State, and visual editor Alex Bauer (@TheAlexBauer) and photographer Jack Lukow (@JacksLens) will be shooting photos on the field. StateCollege.coms Ben Jones and Mike Poorman will also be in the press box.
A recap of our features, news, and previews from throughout the preseason can be found below:
DC Bob Shoop Pledges $107 Donation To Uplifting Athletes For Each Penn State Sack
Meet Penn State’s Newest Star: Carl Nassib
Staff Predictions
Rutgers Limps Into Happy Valley With A Litany Of Injuries, Suspensions
Kicking, Punting Keys For Penn State Against Rutgers
Scott, Thompkins Boost Nittany Lions’ Special Teams Speed
Rutgers Coach Kyle Flood Suspended Three Days Before Playing Penn State
Rutgers Fans Have Chanted ‘F–k Penn State’ At Every Football Game For A Year
Franklin Discusses Rivalries And Punting At Weekly Presser
Penn State Football’s Backbone: Cut Hack Some Slack
SC.com: Previewing The Opponent
SC.com: Penn State, Big Ten Fight A Flood Of Instability
SC.com: Talking Rutgers
SC.com: In Larger Roles Cabinda And Reeder Don’t Lose A Step
SC.com: Von Walker Enjoying It All As Career Rolls Along

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