Penn State and Northwestern will play in a Big Ten game at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Wildcats and Nittany Lions are playing at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. The game has just been announced to be on ABC.
The Nittany Lions are the Big Ten’s highest-ranked team at No. 4.
Penn State-Northwestern, Week 6 date, game time
Penn State and Northwestern are playing at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 7. The game time had previously been announced before the season started. But now we know the game will be televised by ABC.
Penn State-Northwestern series history
Penn State has a strong edge in the series history. The Nittany Lions lead 13-5 all-time in a series that dates to 1993 and Penn State joining the Big Ten Conference.
The Nittany Lions and coach James Franklin have the top-5 ranking so far this season, yet Northwestern has the small winning streak in the series. The Wildcats have beaten the Nittany Lions two times in a row in 2014 and 2015. In 2014, Northwestern beat Penn State 29-6 in University Park, Pa., for the Wildcats’ largest margin of victory in the series. Northwestern then won at home, 23-21, the next year. If the Wildcats beat Penn State again this season, it would be the program’s first three-game winning streak in the series.
In the 2015 meeting, Penn State trailed 13-0 and then 20-7 at the half. The Nittany Lions took the lead in the fourth quarter before Northwestern kicked the game-winning field goal with less than 10 seconds remaining.
Prior to the Wildcats’ recent run of success, Penn State had dominated the series. The Nittany Lions won six in a row from 2005 to 2012. The Nittany Lions memorably beat No. 24 Northwestern in 2012, 39-28, to give the Wildcats their first loss of the season.
Penn State won the first series meeting, 43-21 in 1993. Northwestern grabbed its first series win in 1995, when the Wildcats earned a trip to the Rose Bowl.
Before the Week 6 meeting, both the Nittany Lions and Wildcats play in Week 5. Penn State tries to improve to 5-0 when it plays at home against Indiana. Northwestern is looking for the big upset in its game. The Wildcats travel to top-10 Wisconsin. Both games are on Saturday, Sept. 30.
Penn State-Northwestern to play on ABC
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