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Penn State Football: Nittany Lions To Host Rutgers Under The Lights

by on April 13, 2015 3:25 PM

Penn State will once again play under the Beaver Stadium lights this season as the Nittany Lions will host Rutgers no Sept. 19 according to a conference announcement.

The game will be the first primetime event of the conference schedule and one of only six primetime games of the year for the Big Ten.

Last season Penn State knocked off Rutgers late in regulation to spoil the Scarlet Knights' Big Ten debut in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Penn State will be playing a primetime game on BTN for the fifth consecutive season with a 4-1 record in those contests. The Nittany Lions won at Northwestern (2011), Iowa (2012) and Rutgers (2014) and lost at home to UCF by a field goal in 2013 on BTN. It also marks the 16th straight season Penn State has played at least one game in primetime.

The Nittany Lions and Scarlet Knights have met 25 times with the first meeting coming in 1918. Penn State holds a 23-2 lead in the series with a 13-2 mark in homes games.

Penn State opens the season on the road at Temple before playing five straight games at home to start off the 2015-16 season. The Nittany Lions' first true test on the road coming at Ohio State at the end of the long home stand.

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The Nittany Lions will take part in their annual spring game this Saturday at 4:00 on the Big Ten Network.

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Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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