The Lions vs. Hoosiers match-up is set.
Penn State will play Indiana at 3:30 p.m. on October 20th at Memorial Stadium, the Hoosiers football Twitter account confirmed on Monday.
Announcement | Indiana vs. Penn State (Oct. 20) will be a 3:30 p.m. kick on ABC or ESPN.— Indiana Football (@IndianaFootball) October 8, 2018
This is the first time the Nittany Lions will kick-off against the Hoosiers in Bloomington for a mid-afternoon 3:30 kickoff since 2002, breaking a streak of six consecutive noon kicks at Memorial Stadium.
Penn State is 20-1 all time against Indiana, including the last four straight. The only loss of the series came in 2013, when Bill O'Brien's squad dropped a 44-24 decision in Bloomington. The Nittany Lions won a back and forth affair, 45-31, in their last trip to Memorial Stadium back in 2016.
The Hoosiers sit at 4-2 on the season, and 1-2 in the Big Ten, after falling to Ohio State 49-26 on Saturday in Columbus.
Maybe this contest against the Hoosiers won't be as sleepy as the Nittany Lions' usual early afternoon kickoffs in Bloomington? One can only hope.