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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Big Ten announced its conference football schedules for 2020 and 2021 today. Penn State hosts five conference games in 2020 beginning with Northwestern Sept. 26 and welcomes four Big Ten opponents to Beaver Stadium in 2021 starting with Illinois Oct. 16.
The 2020 Big Ten schedule opens Sept. 26 against Northwestern, followed by a road trip to Michigan Oct. 3. Following a bye week, the Nittany Lions host Iowa (Oct. 17) and Ohio State (Oct. 24) in back-to-back weeks before hitting the road for a pair of games at Indiana (Oct. 31) and Nebraska (Nov. 7). Rounding out the 2020 Big Ten slate are home games against Michigan State (Nov. 14) and Maryland (Nov. 21) with the regular-season finale at Rutgers (Nov. 28).
In 2021, Penn State plays its first two conference games on the road at Wisconsin (Sept. 4) and Iowa (Oct. 9). The Nittany Lions return to Beaver Stadium to meet Illinois (Oct. 16) before a trip to Michigan State (Oct. 23). The remaining conference home games feature Indiana (Oct. 30), Michigan (Nov. 13) and the regular-season finale against Rutgers (Nov. 27), while the remaining conference road schedule includes trips to Maryland (Nov. 6) and Ohio State (Nov. 20).
Previously, Penn State announced non-conference matchups at Virginia Tech (Sept. 12, 2020) and versus Ball State (Sept. 11, 2021) and Auburn (Sept. 18, 2021).
The fifth-ranked Nittany Lions host Georgia State for the first time Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network as the finale of a three-game non-conference home stand to open the season.
Single-game tickets for the 2017 Penn State football season presented by PSECU are available for four home games (Georgia State, Indiana, Rutgers, Nebraska). For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing new 2018 season tickets, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit www.PSUnrivaled.com, call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 9 a.m-4:30 p.m. More than 9,000 new season tickets have been sold and the season ticket allotment for 2017 has been exhausted.
2020 Penn State Football Schedule
| Sept. 12 at Virginia Tech
Sept. 26 Northwestern *
Oct. 3 at Michigan *
Oct. 17 Iowa *
Oct. 24 Ohio State *
Oct. 31 at Indiana *
Nov. 7 at Nebraska *
Nov. 14 Michigan State *
Nov. 21 Maryland *
Nov. 28 at Rutgers *
2021 Penn State Football Schedule