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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.

Headed to ESPN's College Gameday? What you need to know

For the first time since 2009, ESPN's College GameDay will broadcast live from Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. until noon.

Several GameDay trucks rolled into Happy Valley Wednesday night and started to set up shop on the Old Main lawn where Rece Davis, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack will host the live show.

If you are hoping to get on the air, GoPSUsports.com has released a list of regulations for being in the GameDay pit, per ESPN and the university:

Penn State Predictions: Will the Lions stay unbeaten?

UNIVERSITY PARK – The biggest test of the 2017 season (so far) happens on Saturday.

No. 19 Michigan (5-1) visits the No. 2 Nittany Lions (6-0) in a primetime matchup at Beaver Stadium. The game is a White Out, a sellout and the game of the year – at least until next week.

But make no mistake about it: This will be a good ballgame. If you’ve got a ticket, lucky you. If you don’t have one, be sure to watch – because it could be one for the ages. Remember the four-overtime classic at Beaver Stadium? Yep, that was a White Out too.

What you need to know: No. 2 Penn State vs. No. 19 Michigan

 

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: vs. Michigan, 7:30 p.m., broadcast on ABC.

Records: No. 2 Penn State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten), No. 19/15 Michigan (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten)

Venue: Beaver Stadium.

ESPN's College Gameday will set up at Old Main

UNIVERSITY PARK – It’s happening.

ESPN’s College Gameday is coming this weekend and the Worldwide Leader made it official last night – the popular Saturday morning show will originate from the Old Main lawn. The popular show airs on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until noon.

“College Football Live” will also take place from the set on Friday at 3 p.m. SportsCenter will have some segments on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

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