COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State football’s trip to Penn State will receive marquee treatment, even if the Nittany Lions’ season-opening loss deprives it of being a top-10 matchup.
ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit said during Saturday’s Michigan-Minnesota broadcast that College GameDay will feature the Halloween night meeting between the Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. on ABC.
According to ncaa.com, this will be Ohio State’s 47th GameDay appearance — one shy of Alabama for most all-time.
Ohio State already has the most GameDay victories, with a 33-14 all-time record.
Prior to the season the game projected as a pivotal one between perhaps the two best teams in the Big Ten’s East Division. However, Indiana tripped up No. 8 Penn State with a 36-35 overtime surprise on Saturday. The No. 5 Buckeyes took care of business by beating Nebraska 52-17.
The game will not have the usual “White Out” night game atmosphere at Beaver Stadium. The Big Ten is not allowing ticket sales at any games for now.
Ohio State won 27-26 at Penn State in 2018 after trailing by 12 in the fourth quarter. A late blocked field goal return for a touchdown gave the Nittany Lions a 24-21 victory in 2016. Penn State won the East Division and the Big Ten championship, but the Buckeyes went to the College Football Playoff.
Herbstreit, the former Ohio State quarterback, is joined on GameDay by host Rece Davis, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, David Pollock and Maria Taylor.
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