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Gameday Coverage: Penn State Vs. Pitt

Welcome to gameday, Penn State! This is the one fans have had circled on their calendars since the series’ announcement in 2011. Penn State won its opening week match up with Pitt 33-13, while Pitt knocked off Villanova 28-7.

Penn State holds the series lead with a 50-42-4 all-time record against Pitt. Here’s all the media information you’ll need for today’s game:


Kickoff is at 12 p.m. eastern time.


ESPN — Brock Huard, Bob Wischusen, and Allison Williams.


Penn State Sports Network — Steve Jones, Jack Ham, and Joe Putnam. Local: 93.7 FM/1450 AM. Sirius: Ch. 132. XM: Ch. 196.


According to Accuweather, Heinz Field will be roughly 83 degrees by kickoff with a high of 88. It’ll be partly cloudy at points throughout the afternoon.

Last Time They Met

Pitt shut out Penn State 12-0 on Sept. 16, 2000. The loss denied Joe Paterno his 319th win, which would’ve tied him with Pop Warner at No. 2 all-time in career victories.


Senior defensive end Evan Schwan’s status is unknown after he suffered an apparent injury against Kent State last week. Aside from that, there are no major injuries to note


Pitt -4.5.

Media Coverage

Onward State will have you covered throughout the day, with big plays, photos, analysis, and more coming from our main @Onwardstate account, and play-by-play commentary coming from @OnwardStSports. Sports editor David Abruzzese (@Abruz11) and staff writer Ethan Kasales (@EasyEKasales) will be up in the press box, visual coordinator Alex Bauer (@TheAlexBauer) will be down on the field, and co-managing editor Sara Civian (@SaraCivian) will be providing social content from downtown Pittsburgh.

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About the Author

David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]


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