Gameday Coverage: No. 22 Penn State vs. Auburn

This is a big one, folks.

No. 22 Penn State will travel down south for a matchup with Auburn, becoming the first Big Ten team to play in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Nittany Lions are coming off a smooth 46-10 victory over Ohio last weekend. Meanwhile, Auburn comes off a narrow home win over San Jose State last Saturday.

This has the potential to go down as a college football classic, so you don’t want to miss any of the action. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Penn State’s first trip to SEC country since 2010.


Saturday’s matchup will kick off at 3:30 EST on CBS. Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson will be on the call, while Jenny Dell will provide updates from the sidelines.


Penn State Sports Network — Steve Jones and Jack Ham
Local: 99.5 & 103.7 FM/1450 AM, Sirius/XM/Internet: 81/195/964


Expect some hot weather Saturday afternoon. The temperature at kickoff will be 84 degrees, staying steady in the low 80s throughout the game with zero percent chance of precipitation, according to AccuWeather. The humidity won’t be too bad, either, as it will stay around 43%.

Last Meeting

No. 10 Penn State defeated No. 22 Auburn 28-20 in last year’s White Out game. Sean Clifford balled out, completing 28 of 32 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns, while wide receiver Jahan Dotson racked up 10 catches for 78 yards and a score.

Auburn running back Tank Bigsby had himself a day, though. He rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries.


Penn State defensive end Zuriah Fisher is out for the season with an undisclosed injury. James Franklin mentioned that he’s hopeful for Theo Johnson to get back into the lineup. The head coach didn’t have an update on Coziah Izzard and Smith Vilbert in his practice media availability Wednesday evening.

As for the Tigers, starting center Nick Brahms is out for the season with a knee injury. Wide receiver Malcom Johnson Jr. has been battling an undisclosed injury, but he’s expected to play, according to Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin. Defensive lineman Zykevious Walker is also listed as doubtful with a knee injury.

Betting Lines

Penn State is currently a 2.5-favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook. The over/under is set at 47.5 points.

Media Coverage

Onward State will have you covered throughout tonight’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), Sam Fremin (@SamFremin), and Frankie Marzano (@frankiemarzano) will have you covered from inside of Jordan-Hare Stadium’s press box.

Photographers Ryan Parsons (@rjparsons9) and Mikey DeAngelis (@mikey_deangelis) will provide visual updates from the field as well.

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About the Author

Frankie Marzano

Frankie is a senior accounting and economics major from Long Island, NY. You can probably recognize him as the typical Italian-American with slicked back black hair. He is an avid fan of the New York Rangers and Mets, along with every Penn State Athletics team. Follow him on Twitter @frankiemarzano for obnoxious amounts of Rangers and Penn State content or email him at [email protected].

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