Gameday Coverage: Penn State Vs. Illinois

It’s gameday, Nittany Lion fans. Penn State’s at home against a 4-3 Illinois side that, despite its record, has hung tough in some quality B1G matchups. The Illini feature big 6-foot-5 quarterback Wes Lunt, a not terribly mobile, but sturdy passer. It’s THON Day at Beaver Stadium, and a purple out to honor the life of Kayla Nakonechni.

Here’s all of the media information you’ll need for today’s affair.

Kickoff: Noon
Television: ESPN
Weather: According to Accuweather, it should be a pretty comfortable fall afternoon in State College. The temperature will hover in the high 40s for most of the day, and, though cloudy, it shouldn’t rain.
Last time they met: Penn State will look to avenge a lost from last season for the second straight week. Last year, Illinois booted a game-winning kick with eight seconds remaining. Christian Hackenberg had one of the least effective games of his career, completing 8-16 passes for 93 yards.
Injuries: Nyeem Wartman-White is still out of course. Franklin said that his team practiced a bit less this week and focused more on walkthroughs to provide time to recover. Penn State hasn’t had a bye week yet this year.
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.
Editors Doug Leeson (@DougLeeson on Twitter) and David Abruzzese (@abruz11) and staff writer Alex Robinson (@ARobinsonPSU) will be in the press box for Onward State, and photographers Alex Bauer (@TheAlexBauer) and Jack Lukow (@JacksLens) will be shooting photos on the field. StateCollege.coms Ben Jones will also be in the press box.
A recap of our features, news, and previews from throughout the week can be found below:
Staff Predictions
Illinois Football Preview
Linebacker Brandon Bell Embraces Veteran Role
Red Land Little League To Participate In THON Day Festivities
Overheard On Twitter: Don’t Carve Pumpkins Without Anthony Zettel
Carl Nassib: From Walk-On To NFL Prospect
#TeamKayle Shirts To Be Sold For Purple Out
Penn State Secondary Combines Youth And Experience To Produce Success
James Franklin Shoots Down Miami Coaching Rumors

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