Before the season started, the Sept. 29 showdown between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Penn State Nittany Lions had the makings of an early season primetime matchup. Now, it’s become a reality, as the kickoff time for OSU-PSU is set for 7:30 p.m. ET with ABC picking up the game.
With the game taking place in State College, Penn., and being one of their biggest contests of the season at home for the Nittany Lions, it’ll be a ‘Whiteout’ crowd under the lights at Beaver Stadium.
This pairing has been a familiar sight in primetime. Of the last five meetings, four of them have taken place in the night slot. Last year’s meeting in Columbus took place at 3:30 p.m. ET, and was a thriller—Ohio State roared back to upset then-No. 2 Nittany Lions.
However, the last time OSU was in Happy Valley, they were upset. A 17-point fourth quarter rally propelled Penn State to the win. But when the dust settled on the season, Ohio State still punched their ticket to the College Football Playoff.
With this game having Big Ten title (and CFP) implications, this could very well be the place where ESPN’s College Gameday could be at. If so, we’ll find out on Sunday.