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Gameday Coverage: No. 12 Penn State Football vs. Rutgers

Penn State football’s season is in the home stretch.

The Nittany Lions host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at noon for their final game at Beaver Stadium of this year’s campaign. James Franklin’s team’s College Football Playoff and Big Ten Championship hopes are over after it lost 24-15 to Michigan last week, its second loss of the season after dropping a 20-12 dud against Ohio State last month.

Meanwhile, Rutgers is also coming off a 22-0 loss at Iowa, its fourth loss of the season. However, the Scarlet Knights became bowl-eligible after beating Indiana 31-14 last month.

Whether you’re attending the game in person or watching from somewhere else, there are plenty of ways to stay up to date. Let’s get into it.


Penn State will be on FS1 for the first time this season. Chris Myers will handle play-by-play duties, while Robert Smith will be the color commentator. Jennifer Hale 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: 83/83/978


According to AccuWeather, the high should be 48 degrees with a low of 31 degrees and winds around 14 mph. AccuWeather also says it should be “breezy and cooler with intervals of clouds and sun” throughout the day.

Last Meeting

Penn State won 55-10 in Piscataway last season. The Nittany Lions have a 31-2 overall record against the Scarlet Knights.


James Franklin confirmed that wide receiver Trey Wallace will not be available this weekend. This will be Wallace’s third game inactive after he exited the game against Indiana.

Betting Lines

The Nittany Lions are -1600 and -20.5-point favorites to beat the Scarlet Knights, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The over-under is set at 41.5 points.

Media Coverage

Onward State will have you covered throughout the contest. Find big plays, analysis, photos, and more on our main Twitter account @OnwardState as well as play-by-play commentary from @OnwardStSports.

Football writers Joe Lister (@iamjoelister), CJ Doebler (@CDoebler), and Nolan Wick (@nolan_wick) will provide you with coverage from inside the Beaver Stadium press box.

Photographers Hailey Stutzman (@stutzhailey) and Mikey DeAngelis (@mikey_deangelis) will provide visual updates from the field.

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About the Author

Nolan Wick

Nolan is a third-year journalism major from Silver Spring, Maryland, which means he's an avid fan of all D.C. sports teams. If Nolan isn't writing about or watching sports, you can probably find him listening to all sorts of music or traveling. To keep up with Nolan, you can follow him on Twitter @nolan_wick or email him at [email protected].

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