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Nov. 15, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; -
PENN STATE (8-2; 5-1 Big Ten) at
OHIO STATE (6-4; 3-3 Big Ten)
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2011, 3:30 P.M. (ET) ABC/ESPN
OHIO STADIUM (102,329) COLUMBUS, OHIO
NITTANY LIONS VISIT BUCKEYES IN B1G LEADERS DIVISION CLASH
TELEVISION: ESPN on ABC
Brad Nessler (p-by-p), Todd Blackledge (analyst), Holly Rowe (sideline).
TV APPEARANCES: The Nittany Lions are appearing on television for the 214th time in their last 216 games.
RADIO: Penn State Sports Network (60 stations):
Steve Jones (p-by-p) & Jack Ham (analyst)
Local: 93.7 FM & 1450 AM; Sirius: CH (TBD); XM: CH (TBD)
Ohio State Radio Network: Paul Keels (p-by-p), Jim Lachey (analyst), Marty Bannister (sideline)
WEB: Gametracker & Audio: www.GoPSUsports.com
SERIES: Ohio State leads the series,14-12. The home team has won 13 of the 18 meetings since the Nittany Lions began Big Ten play in 1993, but the visiting team has won three of the last four contests (includes 2010). Penn State won, 13-6, in Columbus in 2008. The squads next meet Oct. 27, 2012 in State College.
INTERIM HEAD COACH Tom Bradley:
PENN STATE RECORD: 0-1, 1st year
OVERALL RECORD: Same
VS. OHIO STATE: 0-0
NOTABLE: 33rd year on Penn State staff...Named interim head coach on Nov. 9...In Charge of Defense and cornerbacks coach since 2000
OHIO STATE RECORD: 6-4, 1st year
OVERALL RECORD: Same
VS. PENN STATE: 0-0
Penn State begins a pivotal two-game road swing to finish the season by visiting Ohio State in a critical conference clash as the national powers meet for the 19th consecutive season. No. 21 Penn State is atop the Big Ten Leaders Division with a 5-1 mark and can clinch no worse than a tie for the division title with a win.
The Nittany Lions are facing their third member of the 800-win club this season.
The Nittany Lions are coming off an emotional 17-14 loss to No. 17 Nebraska last Saturday. The Buckeyes lost at Purdue, 26-23, in overtime last week.
Penn State has a 66-21 (75.9) record since the start of the 2005 season, the nation's No. 12 winning percentage over the past seven seasons.
PENN STATE STUDENTS & FANS WEAR BLUE;
RAISE FUNDS FOR CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS
Penn State students and fans demonstated their support for the victims of child abuse and raised awareness and funds for the cause by wearing blue at the Nebraska game last Saturday in Beaver Stadium.
Penn State and Nebraska students and fans contributed more than $23,000 for two charitable organizations -- Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.
A grassroots effort among Penn State alumni has resulted in ProudPSUforRAINN to support the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). As of Nov. 15, more than 9,400 individuals had contributed more than $375,000, with a goal of raising at least one $1 from each of Penn State's 550,000-plus alumni worldwide.