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Oct. 10, 2011
SATURDAY, OCT. 15, 2011, 12:01 P.M. (ET) BTN
BEAVER STADIUM (106,572) UNIVERSITY PARK, PA
TELEVISION: BTN Tom Hart (p-by-p), Derek Rackley (analyst), Lisa Byington (sideline).
TV APPEARANCES: The Nittany Lions are appearing on television for the 210th time in their last 212 games.
RADIO: Penn State Sports Network (60 stations): Steve Jones (p-by-p) & Jack Ham (analyst)
Local: 93.7 FM & 1450 AM; Sirius: CH 113; XM: CH 197
Purdue Radio Network: Tim Newton (p-by-p), Pete Quinn (analyst), Kelly Kitchel (sideline)
WEB: Gametracker & Audio: www.GoPSUsports.com
SERIES: Penn State and Purdue are meeting for the first time since 2008 and the 15th time overall.The Nittany Lions have a 10-3-1 series advantage, winning the last four meetings. The teams first met in 1951 and `52, with the last 12 contests as conference foes. The teams are in the Big Ten's Leaders Division and will meet annually.
PENN STATE RECORD: 406-136-3 (74.7), 46th year
OVERALL RECORD: Same
VS. PURDUE: 10-2
NOTABLE: 62nd year on Penn State staff...all-time leader in career wins among FBS (1-A) coaches...300 wins faster than any coach in NCAA history...College Football Hall of Fame inductee (2007)
PURDUE RECORD: 12-17, 3rd year
OVERALL RECORD: 48-39, 8th year
Penn State hosts Purdue for the 15th meeting between the schools and the first as members of the Big Ten Leaders Division. The teams are meeting for the first time since 2008 and will annually meet starting this week. The Boilermakers are making their first trip to Beaver Stadium since 2007.
The No. 25 Nittany Lions are coming off a strong 13-3 victory over Iowa last Saturday. The Boilermakers beat Minnesota, 45-17, last week in their conference opener, taking a 24-0 lead in the first quarter.
Penn State has a 63-20 (75.9) record since the start of the 2005 season, the the nation's 11th-best winning percentage over the past seven seasons.