It’s gameday, Nittany Lion fans! Penn State will travel to No. 21 Northwestern this week, the second time this season the Nittany Lions will play a currently-ranked team. This is the first time Penn State have visited Northwestern since 2011.
Here’s all of the media information you’ll need for today’s affair.
Kickoff: Noon, Eastern time. 11 a.m., Central time.
Weather: It should be a pleasant day in Evanston on Saturday. The high is 52 degrees, and it will be mostly sunny.
Last time they met: Penn State got demolished last season by the Wildcats, losing 29-6 on Homecoming in Beaver Stadium. That’s all we’re going to say about it.
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.
David Abruzzese (@abruz11) and Alex Robinson (@ARobinsonPSU) will be in the press box for Onward State, as well as Sara Civian (@SaraCivian), who will make her football coverage debut. Photographers Alex Bauer (@TheAlexBauer) and Jack Lukow (@JacksLens) will be shooting photos on the field.
A recap of our features, news, and previews from throughout the week can be found below:
Alex Robinson was Onward State's Acting Managing Editor/Resident Old Man. He lived in Harrisburg almost his whole life, but he says he's from California -- where he was born -- because that's more fun. He loves cats and Chinese food, but only separately. He met both Ben Affleck and Kanye West within a half hour, so the three of them are basically best friends. If you want to hear his #scorching #hot #takes, you can follow him at @ARobinsonPSU or email him at [email protected]
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