Gameday Coverage: No. 11 Penn State vs. Kent State
No. 11 Penn State has momentum on its side after an emphatic victory over Pitt at Heinz Field.
The Nittany Lions will wrap up their non-conference schedule with a matchup with the Kent State Golden Flashes at Beaver Stadium. Here’s all the media and miscellaneous information you need to know prior to Saturday’s matchup.
Saturday’s game is set to kick off at noon and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman, and Holly Sonders will call the game as part of the broadcast.
Penn State Sports Network — Steve Jones, Jack Ham, and Derrick Williams
Local: 93.7 FM/1450 AM, Sirius: Ch. 132, XM: Ch. 196
Clouds will cover Beaver Stadium at kickoff, but they should make way for sunny skies as the game progresses. Temperatures in the low 70s are expected for kickoff, but they should warm up into the mid-to-high 70s as the clouds clear, according to AccuWeather.
The Nittany Lions last faced off against the Golden Flashes in 2016, winning 33-13 to kickstart an eventual Big Ten championship season. The game was quarterback Trace McSorley’s first as Penn State’s full-time starter at the position and the first of 24 victories he has in his collegiate career. The Nittany Lions have yet to lose to Kent State in five all-time meetings.
Defensive end Shane Simmons and wide receiver Justin Shorter were once again left off of the team’s depth chart this week due to undisclosed injuries picked up during training camp. There is no timetable for either player’s return.
Onward State will have you covered throughout today’s game. You can find big plays, photos, analysis, and more on our main @OnwardState Twitter account and Facebook page, and play-by-play commentary from @OnwardStSports on Twitter.
Sports editors Derek Bannister (@dBannister42) and Mikey Mandarino (@Mikey_Mandarino) will be in the press box, while photographers Matt Sniegowski (@m_sniegowski) and Shannon Soboslay (@shansobo) will be on the field.
- Kent State Preview
- Staff Predictions
- Two-sport athlete Mac Hippenhammer impresses for Nittany Lions
- Sean Spencer’s Wild Dogs to help “Sack Out” hunger with Thanksgiving turkey initiative
- Micah Parsons growing into bigger role on defense
- Defensive ends Yetur Gross-Matos, Shaka Toney step up in Shane Simmons’ absence
- Four-star defensive back Joey Porter Jr. commits to Penn State
- Nittany Lion defense proved itself in clutch situations against Pitt
- Penn State’s post-Pitt report card
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Clifford will take the job left vacant by Trace McSorley, who went 31-9 as the Nittany Lions’ QB1 in three seasons at the helm of the team’s offense.
2019 seems to break a trend for Penn State football, which usually named just three captains per season (one on offense, defense, and special teams).
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