Penn State returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Minnesota for a primetime game. The Lions and Golden Gophers both enter the Big Ten crossover clash after losing last week. Both teams are hoping to avoid further slippage in the standings.
“Minnesota wants to run the ball,” Penn State coach James Franklin said Tuesday. “They want to restrict the duration of the game in terms of time and possession, all those types of things. We will have to be ready to defend the run and the resulting play passes for them.
“They have a really, really productive feedback that they’ve done a great job within their system. So it will be a challenge, no doubt. We’re going to have to be ready. The corrections we made to the previous game on Sunday as well as preparing for what Minnesota is going to try to do is obviously going to be a big storyline in this game.
Added Minnesota coach PJ Fleck in his own press conference:
“They are Penn State. They’re really, really talented in every position, they’re tall, they’re long, they’re physical, they’ve got a lot of experience. james [Franklin] does such a good job. I have such respect for him and what he was able to accomplish. When you read what James did there, it’s amazing.
“To stay on top like that and do what he’s done and the durability he’s had. It’s quite impressive. So they’re a very good football team. We’re studying right now.
How can you watch the Penn State-Minnesota showdown if you’re not inside Beaver Stadium? Read on for time and TV info, latest airing, and more.
Minnesota at Penn State: Game time and details
Penn State is 9-6 against Minnesota. The Golden Gophers, however, won the last meeting in 2019 in Minneapolis. The Lions won the first-ever meeting between the two schools by a 38-20 count in 1993 at Beaver Stadium. From now on, the programs will be found there.
Here’s what you need to know to prepare for this one:
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday October 22
Location: Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.
Time: Here are the latest predictions“Generally fair. Low 39F. Light and variable winds. The weather should actually approach 70 degrees during the daytime portion of the tailgate. And, winds shouldn’t be a factor.
Line: Penn State is a 4.5-point favorite, according to VegasInsider
More less : 44.5 points
How to Watch, Stream Lions-Golden Gophers
ABC will air this game during prime time. Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (color) and Kate Davis (secondary reporter) have the call. Penn State also performed on ABC in Week 2.
WatchESPN is the streaming home for games on ABC like this.
The Penn State Sports Network will also be on the airwaves with Steve Jones, Jack Ham and Brian Tripp. It airs locally on 99.5 and 103.7 FM/1450 AM and on GoPSUSports.com online.
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