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December 3, 2022

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Penn State’s Opener at Purdue Slated for 8 p.m. ET on FOX

 

 

UNIVERITY PARK, Pa – The Big Ten Conference has announced start times and/or network designations for select Penn State contests this upcoming season. Penn State’s updated game times and network designations can be seen below.

 

Date                          Opponent              Time                   Network

Thursday, Sept. 1       at Purdue                8 p.m. ET             FOX

Saturday, Sept. 10      Ohio                       Noon ET              ABC

Saturday, Sept. 17      at Auburn                3:30 p.m. ET        CBS

Saturday, Sept. 24      Central Michigan     TBD                    BTN

Saturday, Oct. 1         Northwestern          TBD                    ESPN Network

Saturday, Oct. 22       Minnesota               7:30 p.m. ET        TBD

 

The Nittany Lions will compete in their fifth season opener against a Big Ten opponent. The first was against Minnesota, a 38-20 win, on September 4, 1993 in Beaver Stadium in Penn State’s first game as a Big Ten conference member. The following year, the Nittany Lions began the season with a 56-3 win at Minnesota. The 2020 shortened season started with a matchup at Indiana, a 36-35 overtime setback. The Nittany Lions came out on top against No. 12/15 Wisconsin last season in Madison.

 

Penn State will open Big Ten action on the road for the seventh-straight season. Since 2016, Penn State has began conference play at Michigan (2016), at Iowa (2017), at Illinois (2018), at Maryland (2019), at Indiana (2020) and at Wisconsin (2021). PSU will also open Big Ten play on the road in 2023 (Illinois) and 2024 (Rutgers). In 30 seasons as a Big Ten member, Penn State has opened on the road 21 times in conference.

 

The Nittany Lions hold a series lead of 15-3-1 against Purdue. Penn State will face the Boilermakers for the first time since 2019 and just the third time since 2013. The Nittany Lions have won the last eight contests between the two schools, dating back to 2004. In the last matchup on Oct. 5, 2019, a fast start on offense and a voracious pass rush that totaled 10 sacks led Penn State to a 35-7 victory over Purdue in Beaver Stadium. For the game, the Nittany Lions held the Boilers to 104 total yards and minus-19 rushing yards.

 

A total of 38 lettermen are returning for Penn State in 2022. The Nittany Lions return 12 starters – six on offense, five on defense and one on special teams. PSU will face nine teams who participated in a bowl game during the 2021 campaign.

 

For more information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and reserving new season tickets for the 2022 Penn State Football season presented by PSECU, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit www.PSUnrivaled.com, call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

 

More than 4,300 new season tickets have already been sold for the 2022 campaign.

 

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