Penn State is 1-0 and could easily be 0-1 heading into its Week 2 matchup with Ohio.
It took a last-minute drive engineered by quarterback Sean Clifford for Penn State to leave West Lafayette, Indiana with a 35-31 win over Purdue. This Saturday, Penn State is playing in Beaver Stadium for the first time since last November, and it’s unlikely they’ll have nearly as much trouble with Ohio.
Ohio went 3-9 last season, and although it started its 2022 campaign with an upset win over Florida Atlantic at home, the fact that it was an underdog against Florida Atlantic at home is pretty telling of Ohio’s chances against Penn State.
With an emotional win over Purdue and a big road game at Auburn in Week 3, coach James Franklin’s team surely could use an easy win, and if it can’t get one against Ohio, it might not get one against anybody this year.
Penn State is a four-score favorite, and many fans won’t be happy if the Nittany Lions can’t cover that spread.
For fans who can’t make it to Beaver Stadium, here is how to watch and listen to Penn State’s home opener.
Kickoff time: Noon
TV channel: ABC
TV crew: Dave Pasch (PXP), Dusty Dvoracek (color), Tom Luginbill (sideline)
Sirius XM/Internet: 203/966/985
Penn State radio crew: Steve Jones (PXP), Jack Ham (color), Brian Tripp (sideline)
Local channels: Penn State football radio affiliates