Penn State and Michigan each have their biggest game of the year Saturday in Ann Arbor.
Both teams are in the top 10, with Penn State right at No. 10 in both the AP and Coaches Polls, and Michigan is No. 5 in the AP and No. 4 in the Coaches.
Penn State is 5-0, with its bye coming last week. Michigan is 6-0, without a bye yet. Neither team has a win over anybody in the top 25, let alone the top 10.
Coming into this game, Michigan probably has more national respect than Penn State because of what happened in 2021. Michigan won the Big Ten and made it to the college football playoff, and Penn State finished 7-6 with losses in six of its last eight games.
In the last meeting between these two teams, Michigan won a tight one, 21-17 at Beaver Stadium on a cold November day. A blown coverage led to Michigan tight end Erick All running in for a 47-yard touchdown pass that proved to be the game-winner.
This game is the start of a three-week October gauntlet for Penn State, with consecutive home games against Minnesota and Ohio State to follow.
The Minnesota game will be Penn State’s annual White Out, and the Ohio State game is expected to be a noon kick since it’s on Fox and there’s a World Series game that night.
For Penn State fans who aren’t making the trip to Ann Arbor, here’s how to watch and listen to Penn State-Michigan.
Kickoff Time: 12:10
TV Channel: Fox
TV Crew: Gus Johnson (PXP), Joel Klatt (Color) Jenny Taft (Sideline)
Radio: Penn State Football Affiliates
Radio Crew: Steve Jones (PXP) Jack Ham (Color) Brian Tripp (Sideline)
Sirius XM Channel: 196