Penn State vs. Northwestern Game Notes

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Oct. 17, 2011

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PENN STATE (6-1; 3-0 Big Ten) at
NORTHWESTERN (2-4; 0-3 Big Ten)
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2011, 6:01 P.M. (CT) • BTN
RYAN FIELD (47,130) • EVANSTON, IL

TELEVISION: BTN
Tom Hart (p-by-p), Derek Rackley (analyst), Lisa Byington (sideline).

TV APPEARANCES:
The Nittany Lions are appearing on television for the 211th time in their last 213 games.

RADIO:
Penn State Sports Network (60 stations):
Steve Jones (p-by-p) & Jack Ham (analyst)
Local: 93.7 FM & 1450 AM; Sirius: CH 92; XM: CH 191
WGN Radio: Dave Eanet (p-by-p), Ted Albrecht (analyst)

WEB: Gametracker & Audio: GoPSUsports.com

ATTENDANCE: 4
0,000+

SERIES:
Penn State and Northwestern are meeting for the 15th time overall, with Nittany Lions owning a 10-3-1 series advantage. The teams will meet Oct. 6, 2012 in Beaver Stadium and then are not scheduled to meet in 2013 and `14.

COACHES:
Joe Paterno:
PENN STATE RECORD: 407-136-3 (74.8), 46th year
OVERALL RECORD: Same
VS. NORTHWESTERN: 11-3
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)

PAT FITZGERALD:
NORTHWESTERN RECORD: 36-33, 6th year
OVERALL RECORD: Same
VS. PENN STATE: 0-3

THIS WEEK
Penn State visits Northwestern for a primetime clash in the 15th meeting between the teams. The Nittany Lions bring a five-game winning streak into the contest, with the last three in Big Ten play. The No. 22 Nittany Lions are coming off a 23-18 win over Purdue last Saturday to become bowl eligible. The Wildcats lost at Iowa, 41-31, last week. Penn State has a 64-20 (75.9) record since the start of the 2005 season, the the nation's 11th-best winning percentage over the past seven seasons.

 

 

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