Gameday Coverage: No. 7 Penn State vs. Michigan State
James Franklin and Mark Dantonio will meet for the third time Saturday afternoon on Senior Day in Beaver Stadium.
No. 7 Penn State (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten) is riding its first seven-game conference winning streak since 1994, while the Spartans (3-8, 1-7 Big Ten) are reeling after reaching the College Football Playoff last season.
Here’s all the media and miscellaneous information you’ll need.
The 18 Senior Honorees:
LB: Brandon Bell, Nyeem Wartman-White, and Von Walker
DL: Evan Schwan
DB: Malik Golden and Jordan Smith
OL: Paris Palmer, Derek Dowrey, Brian Gaia, Wendy Laurent, Tom Devenney, and Evan Galimberti
WR: Gregg Garrity and Gordon Bentley
RB: Irvine Paye
LS: Tyler Yazujian and Zach Ladonis
H/P: Chris Gulla
Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Bob Wischusen is on play-by-play duty, while Brock Huard will man the color commentary. Allison Williams is the sideline reporter.
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 hover around 40 degrees at kickoff with a RealFeel in the high 20s, according to AccuWeather. There’s a roughly 30-percent chance of rain showers throughout the afternoon.
Last Time They Met
The Spartans stomped all over Penn State 55-16 during last year’s regular-season finale in East Lansing. Michigan State holds a 15-14-1 lead in the all-time series between these two programs. The last time Penn State beat the Spartans in Beaver Stadium was 2008 when it clinched its third Rose Bowl berth.
Senior two-time captain Von Walker announced following the Rutgers game that he would have to call it a career after suffering a knee injury. There’s been no update on redshirt junior right tackle Brendan Mahon’s status from James Franklin.
Penn State -12.5, according to Westgate. O/U: 54.5 points
We’ll have live updates throughout the game, with big plays, photos, analysis, and more coming from our main @OnwardState Twitter and Facebook accounts, and play-by-play commentary coming from @OnwardStSports.
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