Penn State Football: Penn State Set for Primetime Showdown Against Ohio State
The hype and the anticipation for Saturday's showdown at Ohio Stadium will crest tonight, when the Penn State Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-1 B1G) face off against the undefeated, No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0, 3-0 B1G) in a nationally televised, primetime game.
Penn State is coming off an upset 43-40 4 OT win against the Michigan Wolverines on October 12, while Ohio State defeated Iowa last week at home, 34-24.
The Buckeyes are coached by Urban Meyer, who is undefeated (19-0) in two years as the leader of the scarlet and gray.
Kickoff: 8:00 p.m.
Television: ABC - Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, and Holly Rowe.
Radio: Penn State Sports Network - Steve Jones (play-by-play), Jack Ham (analyst), Loren Crispell (sideline reporter). The game will be broadcast locally on 93.7 FM & 1450 AM, and nationally on Sirius (Ch. 85) and XM (Ch. 85). You can also listen in on GoPSUSports.com.
Weather: Kickoff - 48 degrees, mostly cloudy, 63% humidity, 0% chance of rain.
Last time they met: On Penn State's Homecoming weekend in 2012, Ohio State handed Penn State it's first conference loss of the year, defeating the Nittany Lions 35-23. Penn State started fast with a blocked punt from Mike Hull, but a pick six from Matt McGloin, followed by a Braxton Miller touchdown run, ended the Nittany Lions' comeback hopes.
Injury Report: There are no new noteworthy injuries to report this week. Matt Lehman, Brad Bars, Brent Wilkerson, and DaeSean Hamilton are all out.
Media Coverage: StateCollege.com reporters Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) and Mike Poorman (@PSUPoorman) will have coverage from the press box. @OnwardState will have live tweets, Facebook updates, and a live blog throughout the game. Sports editor Zach Berger (@theZachBerger) will be in the press box, and photographer Mitchell Wilston (@mitchellwilston) will be on the field.
A recap of coverage from both outlets throughout the week appears below: