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Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Purdue

James Franklin and No. 24 Penn State (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) head to West Lafeyette for a conference clash with interim head coach Gerad Parker and Purdue (3-4, 1-3 Big Ten) in Ross-Ade Stadium.

Here’s all the media and miscellaneous information you’ll need to tune into Saturday’s contest.

Television Coverage

Kickoff is scheduled for noon ET on ABC or ESPN2, depending on your location.


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 forecast calls for a beautiful afternoon in the mid-70s with some wind.

Last Time They Met

Under Bill O’Brien in 2013, Penn State cruised to a 45-21 victory over the Boilermakers in Beaver Stadium. The blue and white lead the all-time series 13-3-1.


Cornerback Amani Oruwariye has been held out of the last three games for the Nittany Lions, but the redshirt sophomore could potentially make his return this weekend.


Penn State -14, according to Westgate. Over/Under: 56.5 points

Media Coverage

Onward State will have you covered throughout the day, with big plays, photos, analysis, and more coming from our main @OnwardState Twitter and Facebook accounts, and play-by-play commentary coming from @OnwardStSports.

Sports editor David Abruzzese (@abruz11) and staff writers Ethan Kasales (@easyEKasales) and Steve Connelly (@SLC2o) will be up in the press box. Photographer Alex Bauer (@TheAlexBauer) will be down on the field.

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About the Author

Ethan Kasales

Ethan’s a senior journalism major who grew up in Lemont, a few minutes from campus. When he’s not covering Penn State sports, you can usually find him golfing or teaching snowboarding at Tussey Mountain. Feel free to email him at [email protected]


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