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.
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.
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James Franklin made two things clear before the Lions travel South: Carl Nassib is 100 percent healthy for a game for the first time in more than a month, and Christian Hackenberg and Austin Johnson have both applied for draft evaluations from the NFL.