Nebraska completes the back end of a two-game road trip on Saturday when the Huskers travel to Penn State to take on the Nittany Lions in a Big Ten cross-division matchup.
Saturday's matchup is the first between two of college football's most storied programs since 2013. Nebraska has won all three meetings with Penn State since joining the Big Ten in 2011, including a 2-0 mark at Beaver Stadium. Nebraska heads to Happy Valley with a 4-6 record, including 3-4 in the Big Ten and continues to focus on bowl eligibility in the season's final two weeks. The Huskers are coming off a 54-21 loss at Minnesota on Saturday, and must win its final two games to become bowl eligible.
Penn State comes into the game with an 8-2 overall record and a 5-2 mark in Big Ten action, following a 35-6 victory over Rutgers at home on Saturday. The Nittany Lions have spent the majority of the season ranked in the top 10 in the nation and are currently 13th in the Associated Press Poll and 11th in the USA Today Coaches poll. Penn State was ranked No. 14 in last week's College Football Playoff poll. Penn State has an explosive offense that ranks second in the Big Ten in scoring at 37.7 points per game and second in passing at 283.6 yards per game. On defense, the Nittany Lions rank second in the Big Ten in scoring defense at 13.9 points per game and fourth in total defense in the conference.
Date/Time: November 18, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. CST
Location: Beaver Stadium, State College, PA; Capacity: 106,572
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Series Record: Nebraska holds a 9-7 edge in the all time series.
TV: The game will be televised on FS1. with Justin Kutcher & Mark Helfrich. The game can be streamed on FoxSportsGo with a login from your TV service provider.
Radio: Huskers sports radio network. The audio can also be streamed live for free at huskers.com The crew will be: Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, and Ben McLaughlin. It will also be simulcast on Sirius: 81 and XM: 81.
More streaming options: The official Huskers app is available on iTunes. The app is free but accessing live audio costs $4.99 (per season). The app is available for Android users for free but the live content requires an in-app purchase. I often use the TuneIn app for game audio.
Weather: At kickoff, the temperature will be 40 degrees with a significant chance of rain. The wind will be from the south at 7 mph.
Odds: Penn State is favored by a bajillion points (26 or 27 if you are actually counting).
Senior kicker Drew Brown is set to make his 50th consecutive start on Saturday at Penn State. Brown would become one of only four players in Nebraska history to start 50 career games and the first since kicker Alex Henery started 53 games in his NU career from 2007 to 2010. Drew's brother, Kris, made 51 career starts at kicker.
Nebraska receivers JD Spielman and Stanley Morgan Jr. are both nearing 800 receiving yards. The pair needs 66 and 73 yards, respectively, this week to hit 800 yards. Nebraska has never had two 800-yard receivers in the same season.