It’s Penn State-Iowa day, and here’s how to watch.
CBS hasn’t broadcast a Penn State football game since Bush was president.
That’s George H.W. Bush, not his son.
But CBS is back tonight and will be broadcasting under White Out conditions.
On the field, Penn State is taking on Iowa for the first time since 2021. That matchup in Iowa City two years ago is something PSU fans still think about.
Penn State came into that game 5-0 and ranked No. 4 in the country. Iowa was also 5-0 and ranked No. 3. Penn State jumped out to a 17-3 lead, but everything went downhill after QB Sean Clifford went down. Iowa ended up winning, 23-20, and Penn State lost five of its last seven games to finish 7-6.
The result was frustrating enough for Penn State fans, but what’s remembered most from that day is Iowa fans booing as Penn State DT PJ Mustipher lay on the ground with what proved to be a season-ending injury and being insensitive toward other Penn State injuries as well.
The insensitivity extended to Iowa’s coaching staff. Iowa’s special teams coordinator, LeVar Woods, appeared to mock PSU defensive end Arnold Ebiketie.
Things got more interesting a few days later, when coach Kirk Ferentz defended the Iowa faithful and insulted Penn State in the process.
“I hope those guys are well, I don’t know what their status is,” Ferentz said. “Nobody wants to see anybody get hurt. But I think probably [the booing] is a reaction to, there were a couple of guys that were down for the count and then were back a play or two later. Our fans aren’t stupid. They’re watching, they know what’s going on.
“I’ve been here 23 years and I think that’s only the second time we’ve seen that kind of stuff going on.”
Penn State coach James Franklin defended his program later that week. But now, both coaches are focused on 2023.
PSU is ranked No. 7 and a 14.5-point favorite. Iowa is ranked No. 24. Both teams are 3-0. More than 107,000 people will be in Beaver Stadium tonight. For those who won’t be, here’s how to watch and listen to the game.
TV Channel: CBS
TV Announcers: Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Jenny Dell (analyst)
Radio: Penn State Football Radio Affiliates
Radio Announcers: Steve Jones (PXP), Jack Ham (color), Brian Tripp (sideline)
SiriusXM Channels: 84/196/386/958/976