A pair of three-loss teams collide in Happy Valley on Saturday when the Wisconsin Badgers take on the Penn State Nittany Lions in some Big Ten cross-divisional action.
Last weekend, Wisconsin (6–3, 4–2 Big Ten) pulled away from Rutgers in a 31–17 win thanks to a big third quarter where its offense ran 13 consecutive running plays over the course of two drives for 163 yards and two touchdowns. Starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook was listed as questionable on Thursday’s updated injury report, so all eyes will be on sophomore Jack Coan to see if he receives his second start of the season.
As UW was trounced in the Big House earlier this season, Penn State (6–3, 3–3) fell hard to Michigan during a 42–7 loss in Ann Arbor last weekend. The Nittany Lions lead the conference in sacks per game, but how starting quarterback Trace McSorley plays will be key for their offense.
When and where is the game?
Wisconsin and Penn State will kick off at 11 a.m. CT at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa.
How can I watch?
The game will be broadcast on ABC with Mark Jones assigned to play-by-play duties, Dusty Dvoracek as the analyst, and Molly McGrath as the sideline reporter.
How can I stream the game online?
Via ESPN.com/Watch and the ESPN mobile app (iOS/Android).
How can I listen to it on the radio?
On the Badger Sports Network, where you’ll find the usual team of Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, and Patrick Herb. Head to BadgerSportsNetwork.com to find it. You can also listen on iHeartRadio (iOS/Android/desktop) by searching “WIBA.”
On satellite radio, find it on XM 382.
What to read before the game
How Wisconsin players adapt to Jack Coan at quarterback
Bucky’s 5th Podcast, Ep. 42: Breaking down Wisconsin’s recent commits; Penn State preview
Getting to know the Penn State Nittany Lions
Wisconsin NT Olive Sagapolu out for rest of season
The B1G Roast: A B1G team gave up 55 points to Illinois last weekend
Q&A: What to expect from Wisconsin vs. Penn State
How We Got Here: The making of Wisconsin’s defense depth chart
2019 DL Rodas Johnson commits to Wisconsin
2019 WR Stephan Bracey flips to Wisconsin
2019 TE/DE Tate Grass commits to Wisconsin as walk-on
Analyzing the impact of Wisconsin’s weekend commitments
2019 LB Skyler Meyers commits to Wisconsin
2019 LB Maema Njongmeta commits to Wisconsin
2019 in-state product Jackson Kollath commits to Wisconsin as preferred walk-on
Jake Kocorowski: Penn State 28, Wisconsin 21
Drew Hamm: Penn State 24, Wisconsin 21, Drew 1 (broken Playstation controller)
Bob Wiedenhoeft: Wisconsin 6, Penn State 1 [not sure how Bob got to one]
Tyler Hunt: Penn State 28, Wisconsin 13
Jon Beidelschies: Penn State 21, Wisconsin 10
Ryan Mellenthin: Wisconsin 17, Penn State 14
Andrew Rosin: Penn State 31, Wisconsin 28