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Gameday Coverage: No. 10 Penn State vs. No. 11 Ole Miss

It’s time to go bowling, folks.

No. 10 Penn State will take on No. 11 Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. This will be the Nittany Lions’ first appearance in the Peach Bowl and its first meeting with Ole Miss. Penn State could also become the first program in college football history to win every New Year’s Six game if it’s victorious over the Rebels. Here’s everything you need to know before the Nittany Lions take the field in Atlanta on Saturday.


The Peach Bowl will kick off at noon on December 30 and will be broadcast on ESPN. Mark Jones will handle play-by-play duties, and Louis Riddick will operate as the color commentator. Quint Kessenich will provide coverage from the sideline.


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Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s roof will be closed, so weather won’t affect the game at all. Inside the stadium, the weather should hover around 72°. Outside the stadium, though, fans can expect partly sunny skies with a high of 47° and a low of 29° on their commute to the stadium, according to Accuweather.

Last Meeting

This is the first meeting in program history between Ole Miss and Penn State.


After leaving the game against Indiana with an injury and missing the final games of the 2023 regular season, wide receiver Trey Wallace has been practicing with the team in Atlanta. It’s still unclear whether he’ll play against Ole Miss.

Defensive end and likely first-round draft pick Chop Robinson was Penn State’s only opt-out for the Peach Bowl. Olu Fashanu is also expected to be picked in the first round of the draft and has been practicing with the team but hasn’t officially announced he’ll be playing in the game.

Betting Lines

Penn State opened as a 4.5-point favorite over the Rebels on FanDuel Sportsbook. The over/under is set at 48.5 points.

Media Coverage

Onward State will have you covered throughout the Peach Bowl. Find big plays, analysis, photos, and more on our main Twitter account @OnwardState and 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 Mercedes-Benz 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

CJ Doebler

CJ is a junior double majoring in broadcast journalism and finance. He is from Northumberland, Pa, just east of State College. CJ is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, but chooses to ignore the Pirates' existence. For the occasional random retweet and/or bad take, follow @CDoebler on Twitter. All complaints can be sent to [email protected].

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