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Fox’s Joel Klatt Says Penn State-Ohio State set for Big Noon

James Franklin argues a call with officials during the first half.

Penn State football’s clash against Ohio State Oct. 21 in Columbus will be scheduled for noon on FOX, per FOX color commentator Joel Klatt.

On Wednesday’s edition of “The Heard with Colin Cowherd,” Cowherd and Klatt were going through Klatt’s top 10, which has Penn State at six and Ohio State at four (just like the official rankings).

Cowherd seemed to disagree, saying that he feels Penn State is “absolutely better than Ohio State.”

“It’s a good thing we’re going to be able to find that out,” Klatt responded, and I can’t wait to call that game.”

Cowherd then asked Klatt which channel that game would be on– which both men knew the answer to.

“I believe that’s on FOX,” Klatt said. “F O X. Big Noon Saturday. ”

“We have most of the good games,” Cowherd responded.

In Penn State’s case, Fox and “Big Noon” will be home to the team’s two most notable matchups this season. It’s been known for months that Penn State’s Nov. 11 showdown with No. 2 Michigan at Beaver Stadium will be a Big Noon game, and although FOX hasn’t made the news official yet, it seems locked in that PSU-OSU will follow suit.

Klatt is the color commentator for Fox’s Big Noon contests, working alongside play-by-play man Gus Johnson. Johnson and Klatt have already called a Penn State game this season, announcing the team’s 30-13 win over Illinois Sept. 16. During that game, viewers criticized Johnson for lacking the enthusiasm that has become his trademark over a long and successful broadcasting career.

Penn State’s only two losses of 2022– at Michigan and to Ohio State at Beaver Stadium– came on Big Noon. PSU is already 1-0 on Big Noon this year, and considering the competition, going 3-0 on Big Noon will likely mean that Johnson and Klatt will call another Penn State game– the 2023 Big Ten Championship, scheduled for Dec. 2 in Indianapolis.

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