Gameday Coverage: No. 14 Penn State vs. Rutgers

No. 14 Penn State football will take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in its final away game of the 2018 season.

The Nittany Lions took down Wisconsin 22-10 last weekend to improve to 7-3 on the year. Here’s all the information you need to know — including media, the weather, and injuries — for Saturday’s game.


Saturday’s game will kick off at noon and be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. Brandon Gaudin, Glen Mason, and Elise Menaker 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.


Unlike the last two days, Mother Nature should cooperate with Saturday’s proceedings. Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to high 40s are expected throughout the game, and winds should hover around 5-10 miles per hour, according to AccuWeather.

Last Meeting

Penn State has taken on Rutgers annually since the Scarlet Knights joined the Big Ten in 2014. The two teams’ last meeting was a 35-6 Nittany Lion victory at Beaver Stadium last season — Penn State overcame a slow start to take down Rutgers handily at the tail end of that campaign. The Nittany Lions hold a 26-2 all-time series lead over the Scarlet Knights, including an active 11-game win streak.


Running back Mark Allen and defensive lineman Fred Hansard are both out for the remainder of the 2018 season due to undisclosed injuries.

Media Coverage

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 visual editor Matt Sniegowski (@m_sniegowski) and photographer Shannon Soboslay (@shansobo) will be on the field.

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Mikey Mandarino

In the most upsetting turn of events, Mikey graduated from Penn State with a digital & print journalism degree in the spring of 2020. He covered Penn State football and served as an editor for Onward State from 2018 until his graduation. Mikey is from Bedminster, New Jersey, so naturally, he spends lots of time yelling about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey also loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is really hard. If you, for some reason, feel compelled to see what Mikey has to say on the internet, follow him on Twitter @Mikey_Mandarino. You can also get in touch with Mikey via his big-boy email address: [email protected]

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