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Gameday Coverage: No. 8 Penn State vs. Rutgers

James Franklin and Chris Ash will meet for the first time Saturday night in High Point Solutions Stadium. No. 8 Penn State (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten) is riding a six-game winning streak in conference play, while the Scarlet Knights (2-8, 0-7 Big Ten) have lost all seven of their Big Ten games, sometimes by huge margins.

Here’s all the media and miscellaneous information you’ll need.

Television Coverage

Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.


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


Temperatures should take a dive into the 40s around kickoff with a decent chance of rain and a RealFeel in the 30s, according to AccuWeather.

Last Time They Met

Penn State rolled to a 28-3 win over the Scarlet Knights in Beaver Stadium’s first Stripe Out and fireworks show last fall.


James Franklin announced Tuesday that senior left tackle Paris Palmer is out for the rest of the season after going down against Indiana. Redshirt freshman Ryan Bates will continue the role of protecting Trace McSorley’s blindside he assumed in Bloomington.


Penn State -27, according to Westgate. O/U: 56 points

Media Coverage

Rutgers denied our credential request, so we’ll covering this one from our moms’ basements. Nonetheless, Onward State will have updates throughout the game, with big plays, 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 writer Ethan Kasales (@easyEKasales) will man tonight’s coverage.

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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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