The No. 21 Penn State Nittany Lions (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) visit the Ohio State Buckeyes (6-4, 3-3) in their first road game since news of the Jerry Sandusky investigation rocked the university and cost several key figures--including coach Joe Paterno--their jobs. They fell to the No. 19 Nebraska Cornhuskers, 17-14, in an emotional game last Sunday at Beaver Stadium, but they nonetheless can stay atop the Big Ten Leaders Division with a victory.
It's a big game for Penn State, which has finally resolved its quarterback controversy. Prior to the Nebraska loss, Matthew McGloin and Rob Bolden had split quarterback duties, but McGloin has earned the full-time position. Though he struggled versus Nebraska--he completed just 47.1 percent of his passes--the junior has earned interim coach Tom Bradley's trust. On the season, McGloin has completed 54.1 percent of his passes, adding seven touchdowns and three interceptions.
In their last outing, the Buckeyes fell to the Purdue Boilermakers, 26-23. In their last home game of the 2011 campaign, they'll look to rebound against a reeling Penn State club.
Here's everything you need to know about Sunday's matchup between Penn State and Ohio State:
Game date, time: 3:30 pm ET, Saturday, Nov. 19
Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus
TV channel: ABC/ESPN
Spread: Buckeyes favored by seven
Series history: Buckeyes lead, 14-11
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