Penn State Vs. Michigan Announced As Prime Time Kickoff

By Matt de Bear on October 9, 2017 at 11:43 am
Oct 22, 2016; University Park, PA, USA; A general view of Beaver Stadium during the third quarter between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Penn State defeated Ohio State 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

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It has taken longer than many expected, but Penn State's biggest home game of the year will get the prime time treatment. The Michigan Wolverines' Oct. 21 visit to Beaver Stadium is officially set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ABC will have the TV coverage.

Penn State will head into the game undefeated at 6-0 following this past weekend's 31-7 victory over Northwestern, and an upcoming bye week. Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines suffered their first loss of the season, falling 14-10 to Michigan State on Saturday night. A tough trip to Bloomington awaits this weekend before next week's showdown with the Nittany Lions.

Michigan holds a 13-7 advantage all time vs. Penn State, and has won the last three games in the series. The Nittany Lions had won the four straight from 2008-2013, after losing an astounding nine straight prior to that. The Wolverines won the team's last meeting in Beaver Stadium 28-16 in 2015.

John O'Korn figures to lead the Wolverines into Happy Valley after reports surfaced over the weekend that starting quarterback Wilton Speight is done for the season after fracturing three vertebrae last month.

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