After the Penn State Nittany Lions rolled past the Michigan Wolverines, 42-13, at home on Saturday night, the colossal matchup next week with the Ohio State Buckeyes is now set. To make things even bigger in this battle of Big Ten powers, ESPN’s College Gameday will be making the trip to Columbus.
Ready for round 2, Buckeyes?— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 22, 2017
We’re headed back to Columbus for Penn State vs. Ohio State. pic.twitter.com/OqMW3kCgcc
It’s the second time this season the Buckeyes have hosted the traveling college football show—with the last time being just over a month ago when the Oklahoma Sooners came to town—and the third time this season the Buckeyes have been a part of a game that brought the Gameday crew. Also, this will be the 41st time OSU has been part of a College Gameday broadcast location, and the 17th time the Buckeyes have played host for Gameday.
Running back Saquon Barkley leads the No. 2 ranked Nittany Lions into Columbus. Against the Wolverines, the Heisman front-runner ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns—with one of those touchdowns going for 69 yards on Penn State’s second play from scrimmage.
The Buckeyes had a bye week, but they have looked like a championship caliber team since their Week 2 loss to the Sooners. In the five games since the loss, the Buckeyes have put up at least 500 offensive yards in each game. Also, quarterback J.T. Barrett is one of the most efficient QBs in the land, and has thrown 21 TDs and one interception on the season.
Ohio State-Penn State will kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 3:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Fox.