Good morning, Nittany Lions! Mark Dantonio’s No. 5 Michigan State Spartans host the Nittany Lions this week, marking the fourth time this season the Nittany Lions will play a ranked team. This also serves as the last game of the regular season for both teams. The 10-1 Spartans control their destiny to earn a spot in the Big Ten Championship and College Football Playoff, and 7-5 Penn State is trying to spoil Michigan State’s year while earning a spot in a good bowl game.
Here’s all of the media information you’ll need for today’s matchup.
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m., Eastern time.
Weather: It’s late November in East Lansing, so if you’re going to the game dress warm. The temperature should be around 40 degrees at kick. It’s expected to be partly cloudy with no chance of precipitation.
Last time they met: Penn State lost the last game of the regular season at Beaver Stadium last year after giving up a touchdown on the opening kickoff. The final score was 34-10, but it didn’t kill Penn State’s momentum heading into the Pinstripe Bowl.
Injuries: Nyeem Wartman-White is still out for the season, as is Jordan Lucas. Otherwise, there have been no announcements regarding the rest of the team.
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.
Doug Leeson (@DougLeeson) and Ethan Kasales (@EasyEKasales) will be in the press box for Onward State. Photographers Megan Fleming (@MegPhlegm) and Sean Gregory (@SGregoryPA) will be shooting photos on the field.
Doug is a sophomore and Onward State's Assistant Managing Editor. Dislikes: popcorn, Rutgers, and a low #TimberCount. Likes: "Frozen," Rec Hall, and you. Contact him via email at [email protected] or on Twitter @DougLeeson.