Penn State vs. Indiana Set for 3:30 Kickoff

By Joe McIntyre on October 8, 2018 at 11:59 am
Nov 12, 2016; Bloomington, IN, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley (9) runs over Indiana Hoosiers defenders to score a touchdown during the first quarter of the game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

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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. 

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. 

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