UNIVERSITY PARK, PA—Penn State's pivotal Big Ten clash against No. 19/17 Nebraska on Saturday, Nov. 12 will kick at 12:00 p.m. in Beaver Stadium. The Senior Day contest will air on ESPN, the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com.
Penn State's seniors will be introduced before the Nebraska game. The Nittany Lion seniors have compiled a 37-11 record the past four seasons and have an opportunity to earn a berth in their fourth consecutive January or BCS bowl with three games to play.
No. 12 Penn State (8-1, 5-0) was idle this weekend. The Nittany Lions are the only unbeaten team in Big Ten play and are atop the Leaders Division (5-0), with two teams tied for second at 3-2. The Cornhuskers (7-2, 3-2) fell to Northwestern, 28-25, Saturday and are tied for second in the Legends Division.
The contest against the Cornhuskers is the Nittany Lions' 10th announced telecast of the season. Penn State will be making its seventh appearance of the season on an ESPN-owned network. The Alabama, Iowa and Illinois clashes were ABC telecasts, the Indiana game was on ESPNU, the Temple game was on ESPN and the Eastern Michigan contest was on ESPN2.
The Big Ten Network has televised three Nittany Lion wins Indiana State, Purdue and Northwestern - and additional Penn State games could be selected to air on the network, whch is not available to Adams, Armstrong and Blue Ridge Cable customers in Pennsylvania and Ohio. BTN is available to approximately 80 million homes on more than 300 providers in the U.S. and Canada.
Penn State leads the series with Nebraska, 7-6. The teams will annually meet as Big Ten cross division foes. The teams last met in 2003, an 18-10 Husker win, and will be playing in Beaver Stadium for the first time since 2002, a 40-7 Penn State win.
Penn State has appeared on TV in 212 of its last 214 games. All remaining Penn State kick times and TV information will be announced 6 or 12 days prior to game.
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