Nittany Lions to visit Michigan for prime time clash

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State’s Oct. 11 Big Ten road clash at Michigan has been set for prime time and is the Nittany Lions’ second announced kick time for the 2014 season.

Coach James Franklin’s Nittany Lions will visit Ann Arbor for a 7 p.m. clash that will air on ESPN or ESPN2, the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com. The Big Ten East Division contest will be Michigan’s first Big Ten home night game and the third overall in Michigan Stadium history.

The Nittany Lions and Wolverines will be meeting for the 18th time overall and the second consecutive year in prime time. Penn State has won the last four meetings on the field against Michigan. The teams will be meeting in Michigan Stadium for the first time since 2009. The two traditional powers are Big Ten East Division rivals starting this season and will play annually.

Last October, Penn State rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final six minutes to force overtime, defeating No. 18 Michigan, 43-43, in four overtimes in one of the most thrilling games in Nittany Lion history. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg, the 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, directed Penn State on an 80-yard drive in four plays with no timeouts in the final minute of regulation to tie the game at 34-34. Bill Belton’s two-yard run in the fourth overtime ended the longest game in Big Ten Conference history.

The Michigan game is the Nittany Lions’ second announced kick times for the upcoming season. Penn State’s Aug. 30 season opener vs. UCF in the Croke Park Classic will kick at 1:30 p.m. in Dublin; 8:30 a.m. ET. Penn State will be playing its first international game in its 128-year history.

Penn State will be playing at least one regular season night game for the 15th consecutive season. A determination on which network will nationally televise the Penn State-Michigan clash may not be made until six days before the contest. Additional Nittany Lion kick times will be announced later this spring.

Every Penn State football game has been televised the past 10 seasons and 240 of the last 242 contests overall have been on TV. All Nittany Lion football and basketball games air on the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com.

For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing season tickets, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit www.GoPSUsports.com or call 800-NITTANY weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Last Updated April 07, 2014