Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Maryland

Well, Penn State football is on a losing streak.

The Nittany Lions (5-3, 2-3 Big Ten) are traveling to College Park to take on Maryland (5-3, 2-3) in an afternoon showdown. With Big Ten Championship dreams all but mathematically eliminated, Penn State surely has its sights set on winning out and claiming a New Year’s Six Bowl.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s matchup.


The game is set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on FS1. Dan Hellie and Petros Papadakis will be on the call.


Penn State Sports Network — Steve Jones, Jack Ham, and Brian Tripp
Local: 99.5 & 103.7 FM/1450 AM, Sirius/XM/Internet: 83/83/83


It’ll be much warmer in College Park than it is in State College. Temperatures will get as high as 56 throughout the game and there’s no rain in the forecast, according to Accuweather. Wind won’t get much higher than eight miles per hour and humidity will be a crisp 41%.

Last Meeting

The last time these two teams met was basically a disaster for Penn State. Taulia Tagovailoa torched the Nittany Lions for 282 yards and three touchdowns en route to a 35-19 victory for the Terps. That was just Penn State’s third loss to Maryland ever and its third straight loss of the season.

Penn State holds a 40-3-1 all-time record over Maryland dating back to 1917. Two of those losses have come in the James Franklin era.


Since Penn State typically only reports season-ending injuries, we only know that defensive linemen Adisa Isaac, Hakeem Beamon, and PJ Mustipher will miss Saturday’s matchup. James Franklin announced during the bye week the injury Mustipher sustained against Iowa is season-ending.

Sean Clifford appeared to be nearly 100% healthy last week against Ohio State.

Betting Lines

Penn State is a 10-point favorite over Maryland, according to Oddsshark. The over/under is set at 55.5.

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 we’ll also provide play-by-play commentary from @OnwardStSports.

Football writers Gabe Angieri (@gabeangieri), Ryan Parsons (@rjparsons9), and Will Pegler (@gritdude) will have you covered from Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.

Photographers Erin Sullivan (@cvspharmacy444) and Michael Tauriello (@mtauriello_) will provide visual updates from the field as well.

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Ryan Parsons

Ryan is a redshirt senior majoring in business and journalism from "Philadelphia" and mostly writes about football nowadays. You can follow him on Twitter @rjparsons9 or say hi via email at [email protected].

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