Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs Michigan

Welcome to gameday, Penn State! The Nittany Lions travel to Ann Arbor for a meeting with No. 4 Michigan at the Big House. The injured Lions, who are missing starters Jason Cabinda, Nyeem Wartman-White, and Brandon Bell, prepare for an explosive Michigan offense on national television.

Penn State fell to the Wolverines 28-16 at Beaver Stadium in 2015. The Lions hope for their first victory over a top-five opponent in quite some time. Here’s all the media information you’ll need to tune into today’s action.


Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. eastern time.


Today’s game will be broadcasted on ABC.


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


According to Accuweather, the Big House will be roughly 73 degrees for kickoff, with temperatures hovering around the cooler side most of the day. The sun should pop out briefly, but expect partially cloudy weather througout.

Last Time They Met

The Wolverines had their way with Penn State during last year’s contest, prevailing 28-16 behind a commanding performance from quarterback Jake Rudock. Christian Hackenberg struggled in the contest, going 13-31 for 137 yards and a score. The Wolverines own the series lead 12-7, including a two-game win streak.


Linebacker Jason Cabinda’s status is out, as are position mates Brandon Bell and Nyeem Wartman-White. Expect Manny Bowen to start again alongside Brandon Smith and Jake Cooper. Wide receiver Saeed Blacknall’s status is questionable, as is cornerback Grant Haley’s.


Penn State +18.

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 along with Steve Connelly (@SLC2o). Alex Bauer (@TheAlexBauer) will be manning photos from the field alongside Chris Sponagle (@C_Spon94)

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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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