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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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What you need to know: No. 2 Penn State at No. 6 Ohio 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 Ohio State, 3:30 p.m., broadcast on FOX.

Records: No. 2 Penn State (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) at No. 6 Ohio State (6-1, 4-0 Big Ten)

Venue: Ohio Stadium, capacity 104,944.

Weather forecast (via AccuWeather): Cloudy with a chance of showers. High of 52 and will drop throughout the late afternoon and evening hours.

Barkley and Cabinda pick up B1G honors

UNIVERSITY PARK – The accolades keep piling up for the No. 2 Nittany Lions.

Junior running back Saquon Barkley and senior linebacker Jason Cabinda took home the Big Ten Player of the Week Honors for their performances against No. 19 Michigan. Barkley was selected as the Offensive Player of the Week. It was his fourth Big Ten weekly award of the season. For Cabinda, it was his first career Defensive Player of the Week Award.

Start planning now to see next year's Nittany Lions

Ever wonder what the future looks like for the Nittany Lions? Well, you can always check out future schedules on our site to start planning for 2018 and beyond.

With the Nittany Lions No. 2 nationally, now is the time to start planning for next fall.

See where and when the Nittany Lions play next season, right here:

http://happyvalley.com/penn-state/schedules/19-penn-state-football-sched

Penn State solidifies No. 2 spot with impressive win

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Nittany Lions solidified their spot as the No. 2 team in the country on Saturday night.

A convincing 42-13 win over Michigan in front of a raucous record crowd at Beaver Stadium pushed the Lions to 7-0 as their quest for an unbeaten season continues.

The stakes get even higher this week, when they travel to Columbus for a 3:30 p.m. tilt at the Horseshoe. The game will be televised by FOX. Ohio State is a 7-point favorite in the game.

Penn State by the numbers: Week 7 (Michigan)

UNIVERSITY PARK — Here’s our rundown of some of the standout numbers from Penn State’s dominant 42-13 victory over Michigan on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium.

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

110,823: game attendance, the largest ever in Beaver Stadium history. Saturday’s crowd topped the 2002 home contest against Nebraska, which had 110,753 fans.

506: offensive yards for Penn State, the most Michigan has allowed since 2015.  

Michigan matchup creates trinity of tradition

College football’s most enticing feature – for me at least – has always been the bounty of traditions that sweep stadiums every autumn Saturday.

From Mountaineer fans belting John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” and the Arkansas Hog Call, to Oklahoma’s Sooner Schooner and Mississippi State supporters ringing their cowbells, rituals pervade the sport in all levels of the game.

As the No. 19 Michigan Wolverines head to State College on Saturday, Nittany Lion fans are about to enjoy a triumvirate of traditions.

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