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Oct. 24, 2011
SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 2011, 3:30 P.M. (ET) ABC/ESPN2
BEAVER STADIUM (106,572) UNIVERSITY PARK, PA
TELEVISION: ABC (ESPN2 in outer markets)
Carter Blackburn (p-by-p), Brock Huard (analyst), Lisa Salters (sideline).
TV APPEARANCES: The Nittany Lions are appearing on television for the 212th time in their last 214 games.
RADIO: Penn State Sports Network (60 stations):
Steve Jones (p-by-p) & Jack Ham (analyst)
Local: 93.7 FM & 1450 AM; Sirius: CH 135; XM: CH 198
Illini Sports Network: Brian Barnhart (p-by-p), Kurt Kittner (analyst)
WEB: Gametracker & Audio: www.GoPSUsports.com
SERIES: Penn State and Illinois are meeting for the 19th time overall, with the Nittany Lions owning an 14-4 series advantage. The teams have met every year since 2005 and will play annually, with the next meeting Sept. 29, 2012 in Champaign in the Big Ten opener.
PENN STATE RECORD: 408-136-3 (74.8), 46th year
OVERALL RECORD: Same
VS. ILLINOIS: 12-3
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)
ILLINOIS RECORD: 34-47, 7th year
OVERALL RECORD: 57-61, 10th year
VS. PENN STATE: 2-4