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Gameday Coverage: No. 13 Penn State vs. No. 2 Ohio State

This is the big one, folks.

Penn State football will welcome Ohio State to Beaver Stadium in front of fans for the first time since 2018. The Nittany Lions will attempt to upset the Buckeyes for the first time in six years, and Ohio State will try to deal with the Penn State crowd to keep its playoff hopes alive.

Trust us, you won’t want to miss the biggest game at Beaver Stadium since the 2018 White Out. So, here’s everything you need to know to catch the game.


Saturday’s matchup will kick off at noon on FOX. Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt will be on the call, while Jenny Taft provides updates from the sidelines.


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It’ll be another beautiful day in Happy Valley, folks. The sun will be out in full force, as the temperature at kickoff will be 49 degrees and work its way up to 58 by the end of the game, according to AccuWeather. There will also be minimal winds at 5 miles per hour.

Last Meeting

Penn State fell 33-24 to the Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium last October. The Nittany Lions were in the game, within three points at one point in the second half, but Ohio State hit two field goals on red-zone possessions to put the game away. Sean Clifford completed 35-of-52 passes for 361 yards and a touchdown with one pick. The Nittany Lions only mustered 33 rushing yards the entire game.


Penn State defensive end Zuriah Fisher is out for the season with an undisclosed injury. Chop Robinson practiced this week, so we can assume that Franklin is hopeful that he’ll play this weekend. Landon Tengwall wasn’t seen at Wednesday’s practice, and neither was Keyvone Lee. They’re probably questionable for the game.

As for Ohio State, star wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba has been battling a hamstring injury this season, and he returned in the team’s game against Iowa last week. He was clearly limited in snap counts, though, and it’s not a given that he’ll stay in the lineup this weekend.

Betting Lines

Penn State is currently a 14.5-point underdog on FanDuel Sportsbook. The over/under is set at 60.5 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 Ryan Parsons (@rjparsons9), Sam Fremin (@SamFremin), and Frankie Marzano (@frankiemarzano) will have you covered from inside of Beaver Stadium’s press box.

Photographers Alysa Rubin (@arubin241) and Kyra Cunningham (@kyracunninghamm) will provide visual updates from the field as well.

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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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