The ultimate home game weekend (as told by our Facebook fans)

UNIVERSITY PARK — Whether it is coming into town on Friday to stay with friends and catch Ted McCloskey & the Hi Fi’s at the Phyrst with $1 Coors Light drafts, or driving into the Beaver Stadium parking lots early Saturday and walking downtown to shop and grab a bite to eat at The Waffle Shop, there are no wrong answers when it comes to having the ultimate home game weekend. The one and only thing we can all agree on is that the perfect Penn State home game experience isn’t complete without a Nittany Lions win!

Penn State by the Numbers: Michigan State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Here’s our rundown of some of the standout numbers from Penn State’s 27-24 loss to Michigan State on Saturday at Spartan Stadium.

What numbers stood out to you? Tag us on social media (@HappyValleyPSU) and let us know.

71,605: game attendance.

400: passing yards for Michigan State’s Brian Lewerke.

381: passing yards for Trace McSorley, fifth-most in program history.

Penn State Predictions: Time to bounce back

There’s a Big Sean song that says “last night I took an L, but tonight I bounce back.” The Nittany Lions have to do just that this week. Last week, the No. 7 Lions lost a heartbreaker, 39-38, at The Horseshoe. Now, it’s time to rebound. Penn State cannot have another slip up if they are to have any chance at the College Football Playoff.

Saturday’s game is a noon kick against Sparty in East Lansing, Mich. Will the Lions bounce back? Or was last week the beginning of the end?

Here’s what our staff had to say:

What you need to know: No. 7 Penn State at No. 24 Michigan State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and where and when you can catch the Nittany Lions on fall Saturdays this season.

Game details: at Michigan State, noon kickoff, broadcast on FOX.

Records: Penn State (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten), Michigan State (6-2, 4-1 Big Ten).

Venue: Spartan Stadium, capacity 75,005.

Weather forecast (via AccuWeather): High of 48 degree, with considerable cloudiness.

Here's how PSU can still make the College Football Playoff

The 2017 Penn State football season was going as smoothly as one could’ve hoped for seven games and three quarters.

Then J.T. Barrett strapped the entire city of Columbus on his back and led his Buckeyes back from a two-possession deficit against the then-No. 2 team in the country.

Accolades continue to roll in for Barkley

UNIVERSITY PARK – The accolades continue to roll in for Saquon Barkley.

He was named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Ohio State on Saturday night in Columbus. It was Barkley’s fifth Big Ten weekly award of the season and second special teams honor.

Barkley earned the honor by returning the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown that gave the Lions a 7-0 lead just seconds into the game.

Penn State by the numbers: Week 8 (Ohio State)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here’s our rundown of some of the standout numbers from Penn State’s 39-38 loss to Ohio State on Saturday at Ohio Stadium.

What numbers stood out to you? Tag us on social media (@HappyValleyPSU) and let us know.

109,302: game attendance.

5.870: career passing yards for Trace McSorley, who moved into fourth place all-time at Penn State.

2,479: career receiving yards for DaeSean Hamilton; the senior passed Allen Robinson and is now third all-time in Nittany Lion history.

Penn State Predictions: Battle at The 'Shoe

Well, this is the week.

Penn State puts its No. 2 ranking and unbeaten season on the line when it travels to Columbus to take on No. 6 Ohio State. The game will kick at 3:30 on FOX, which is a break for Penn State. Not having to deal with a night game at the Horseshoe helps, at least a bit. But Ohio Still will be gunning for revenge after

History lesson: The top 10 best PSU-OSU games

UNIVERSITY PARK – If you thought there was bad blood between Penn State and Michigan, just wait.

This week, it gets dialed up a notch when No. 2 Penn State (7-0) visits No. 6 Ohio State (6-1) at 3:30 p.m. in Columbus on Thursday. The game is being televised by FOX. The Nittany Lions and Buckeyes have played some classic games over the years. As we countdown to the “Game of the Year” in the Big Ten, let’s look back at the best games in the series.

Looking ahead to 2018 in Happy Valley

We are … into the stretch run of 2017. A year’s worth of memories are headed into the books. What a year it has been – but as we prepare to flip the calendar, it’s time to look ahead and see what 2018 will have to offer.

With that in mind, here’s a sneak peek at what you should pencil into your calendar for next year.



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