Penn State-Ohio State Clash Set For ABC National Telecast
Oct. 15, 2007
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; - ABC will nationally televise Penn State's Big Ten clash with rival Ohio State on Saturday, October 27. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. ET at a sold out Beaver Stadium.
The primetime contest with the Buckeyes will be the Nittany Lions' ninth TV appearance of the season. The No. 25 Nittany Lions (5-2, 2-2) will be making their fourth appearance of the season on ABC, which televised Penn State's 38-7 thumping of then-No. 19 Wisconsin last Saturday, as well as the Nittany Lions' games against Michigan and Iowa. Penn State has appeared on the Big Ten Network against FIU, Buffalo and Illinois.
ESPN will nationally televise Penn State's contest at Indiana (5-2, 2-2) on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET. ESPN also aired Penn State's 31-10 primetime win over Notre Dame on Sept. 8.
The Penn State-Ohio State series is tied, 11-11. The border rivals have played annually since Penn State began Big Ten play in 1993 and the home team has won 12 of the 14 meetings as conference foes. ABC or ESPN has televised all 14 previous clashes as Big Ten rivals.
The Buckeyes won 28-6 last year in Columbus and the Nittany Lions captured a 17-10 victory in a primetime thriller in Happy Valley in 2005. Ohio State hosts Michigan State on Saturday before visiting State College.
In their 15th season of Big Ten competition, the Nittany Lions have appeared on television in 158 of their last 160 games. Future Penn State contests may be selected by the networks under the six and 12-day provisions of their contracts with the Big Ten.
All Penn State football games can be heard on the Penn State Sports Network and ,a href="http://www.gopsusports.com">www.GoPSUsports.com, with selected games available on XM Satellite Radio.