“Faculty GameDay” will preview its third straight sport between high 25 groups on Saturday when the crew heads to College Park, Pa., to showcase No. 10 Penn State’s “White Out” sport vs. No. 22 Auburn.
Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Co. will arrange outdoors Previous Important on Penn State’s campus. This would be the groups’ first assembly since 2003, and first ever within the common season. Extra importantly, each groups will look not solely to stay undefeated on the season — each are 2-0 — but additionally to attain a marquee nonconference victory of their respective Faculty Soccer Playoff bids.
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Penn State has one of the best win of both workforce, heading into Camp Randall Stadium and beating then-No. 12 Wisconsin to open the season. The Nittany Lions gained that sport 16-10, however circled and beat Ball State in a 44-13 snoozer. Auburn, in the meantime, has the nation’s highest-scoring offense by means of two video games, placing up 60 and 62 factors, respectively, in opposition to Akron and Alabama State.
It is possible Saturday will mark each groups’ hardest sport of the season so far. Auburn’s offense has run by means of its working backs, with Tank Bigsby (241 speeding yards) and Jarquez Hunter (257) each scoring two touchdowns on the bottom. Bo Nix has been good as nicely, finishing 29 of 39 passes for 383 yards and 5 scores. However how will that offense truthful in opposition to a Penn State protection that has given up two touchdowns and allowed a mean of 11.5 factors per sport?
Conversely, Sean Clifford (39 of 62 passing, 477 yards, two touchdowns) will face the nation’s high statistical scoring protection (5 factors per sport). He’ll want extra assist from working again Noah Cain (117 yards, two touchdowns) and wish to focus on extra than simply Jahan Dotson (10 receptions, 167 yards, two touchdowns) if he desires to guide Penn State to a house victory.
With that, this is all the pieces you have to know as “Faculty GameDay” makes its method to College Park, Pa., to preview the sport:
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The place is ‘Faculty GameDay’ location for Week 3?
- Location: College Park, Pa.
- Matchup: No. 22 Auburn at No. 10 Penn State
“GameDay” will make its ninth all-time look at College Park on Saturday. The Nittany Lions are 4-4 all time when internet hosting the ESPN program, together with 4-3 in ranked matchups. They’ve a significantly worse document total, going 8-14 within the 22 occasions they have been a part of the present’s featured matchup. That additionally features a 6-12 document in ranked matchups. They’re 0-1 all time in opposition to SEC opponents on the present, dropping 24-3 to Alabama in 2010 in Tuscaloosa.
Auburn has a barely higher total document, additionally in 22 appearances: 10-12. However they’re 1-6 all time in true highway video games, each considered one of which was a ranked matchup. The Tigers’ solely win got here in 2004, when the No. 8-ranked Tigers beat No. 10 Tennessee 34-10 — a part of a season through which the Tigers went undefeated. Auburn has by no means confronted off in opposition to a Huge Ten workforce on “GameDay.”
As for the groups’ sequence historical past, Penn State acquired on the board first when the No. 15 Nittany Lions demolished No. 16 Auburn 43-14 within the 1996 Outback Bowl. The Tigers returned the favor in 2003 when, ranked No. 19, they beat No. 10 Penn State 13-9 within the Capital One Bowl.
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‘Faculty GameDay’ schedule on ESPN
- TV channel: ESPN
- Begin time: 9 a.m. ET
Davis, Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack will preview Week 3 motion reside from College Park, Pa., beginning at 9 a.m. ET. The sport shall be broadcast on ABC, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Solely two ranked video games are on the Week 4 schedule: No. 12 Notre Dame vs. No. 18 Wisconsin in Soldier Discipline (Chicago) and No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 20 Arkansas in AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas). These video games, each at impartial websites, are the likeliest places for “GameDay” in Week 4.
|Week||Matchup||Location||Visitor Picker||Corso’s Headgear||Final result|
|0||Alcorn State vs. NCCU||Atlanta||Eddie George||Braves||NCCU 23, Alcorn State 14|
|1||No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 3 Clemson||Charlotte, N.C.||Kane Brown||Bulldogs||Georgia 10, Clemson 3|
|2||No. 10 Iowa vs. No. 9 Iowa State||Ames, Iowa||Ashton Kutcher||Hawkeyes||Iowa 27, Iowa State 17|
|3||No. 22 Auburn at No. 10 Penn State||College Park, Pa.||TBD||TBD||TBD|
Who’s the visitor picker on ‘Faculty GameDay’ for Week 3?
“GameDay” has but to announce its visitor picker for Week 3.