Penn State got a much-needed win last week against Minnesota, but this week’s game will against Ohio State will be a little harder.
The No. 2 team in the country and perennial Big Ten king has come to Happy Valley. Ohio State brings its 7-0 record and celebrated offense to Beaver Stadium looking to, at worst, avoid an upset, and at best, not get embarrassed.
Penn State comes in as 14.5-point underdogs and the general consensus seems to be that it has a good chance of covering but a minimal, if any, chance of pulling what would be a landmark upset.
The last time Penn State beat Ohio State was a landmark upset. You know what happened; Marcus Allen blocked a field goal, Grant Haley scooped it up and ran for a touchdown, Penn State won, 24-21.
Penn State went on to win the Big Ten championship in 2016, and this year’s conference title race would become much more interesting if the Nittany Lions can pull off another stunner. Not to look too far ahead, but if Penn State wins, it would need Michigan— also undefeated— to lose to Ohio State in the regular-season finale and to get upset by an inferior opponent before that.
That also happened in 2016, when Michigan fell on the road at unranked Iowa and then lost at Ohio State in overtime.
For those who won’t be at Beaver Stadium today, here’s how to watch and listen to the big game.
Kickoff Time: Noon
TV Channel: Fox
TV Crew: Gus Johnson (PXP, Joel Klatt (Color), Jenny Taft (Sideline)
Radio Crew: Steve Jones (PXP), Jack Ham (Color), Brian Tripp (Sideline)
SiriusXM Channel: 195