Penn State is No. 6 in the country, and UMass has lost six of its seven games.
So one probably has a good idea of how Saturday’s game is going to go.
Penn State (5-0) is favored by 41.5 points over UMass according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The only thing that could slow Penn State down is the rain. It’s expected to rain all day in State College. Although that‘s not likely to keep Penn State from moving to 6-0, it might help stop it from matching its season high of 63 points, which it hit against Delaware in Week 2.
Nonetheless, these no reason coordinator Mike Yurcich’s offense should score a good amount.
As Penn State fans watch this game, they’ll be thinking of Ohio State. A lot.
No. 3 Ohio State is who Penn State faces on the road next weekend.
It’s the biggest game Penn State’s had this season, and maybe the biggest since James Franklin became Penn State’s coach in 2014. Penn State fans haven’t had much stress over the past month. The team played a bad Northwestern squad on the road Sept. 30 and had a bye the week after. Now, it’s playing a UMass team that won’t be a problem.
Ohio State might be a big problem, though, and has been throughout Franklin’s tenure. Penn State’s 1-8 against OSU since 2014 and hasn’t won in Columbus since 2011, when interim coach Tom Bradley was running the show.
For Penn State fans who won’t be sitting in the rain today, here’s how to watch and listen to the game.
Kickoff time: 3:30 p.m.
TV channel: Big Ten Network
TV announcers: Mark Followill (PXP), Jake Butt (color), Brooke Fletcher (sideline)
Radio: Penn State Football Radio Affiliates
Radio announcers: Steve Jones (PXP), Jack Ham (color) Brian Tripp (sideline)