Monday October 6th, 2014

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Michigan Wolverines

 
 
 
 
 
 

Penn State (4-1) is coming off a bye week following a loss to the Northwestern Wildcats on Sept. 27. The Nittany Lions travel to Ann Arbor to face Big Ten rival Michigan (2-4) on Saturday night. 

Michigan suffered a road loss to Rutgers last Saturday, and the Wolverines enter their matchup with the Penn State having lost three straight games. 

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to Watch

Details for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here

TV coverage: ESPN2

Radio: For a list of Penn State affiliates, click here. For a list of Michigan affiliates, click here.

Season Recap

Michigan

10/04: Rutgers 26, Michigan 24

With the loss, Michigan fell to 0-2 in the Big Ten for the first time since the 1967 season. Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner returned to the starting lineup and produced 178 passing yards and 40 rushing yards with two rushing touchdowns. The 2-4 start to the season is Michigan's worst since the 2008 season, when the Wolverines started 2-7 and finished with a 3-9 record. 

09/27: Minnesota 30, Michigan 14

The Wolverines lost the Little Brown Jug for the first time in six years. Michigan was held to 171 yards total offense and was outgained for the first time this season. This marked the first time Michigan lost three games before October in its 135-year program history. 

09/20: Utah 26, Michigan 10

The game was delayed for nearly two and a half hours in the fourth quarter by heavy rain and lightning. Most fans never returned, and neither team scored for the remainder of the game. Michigan committed four turnovers, including two interceptions by Devin Gardner. 

09/13: Michigan 34, Miami (OH) 10

The Wolverines improved to 6-0 all-time against the RedHawks. Michigan also continued its success in the red zone, keeping up a 100 percent scoring rate with eight touchdowns and two field goals. Miami's 33 rushing yards were the fewest allowed by Michigan since holding Bowling Green to 32 rushing yards in 2010.

09/06: Notre Dame 31, Michigan 0

The Wolverines' record of 365 consecutive games without being shut out was snapped. It was the first time Michigan had been shut out since a 26-0 loss at Iowa in 1984. Quarterback Devin Gardner's streak of 172 consecutive pass attempts without an interception ended in the third quarter. He committed four turnovers in the second half. 

08/30: Michigan 52, Appalachian State 14

Tackle Mason Cole became the first true freshman ever to start a season opener on the offensive line for Michigan. Quarterback Devin Gardner was 13-of-14 for 173 yards and three touchdowns. His 92.3 completion percentage was the second-best in school history for a single game with a minimum of 10 attempts. Derrick Green and De'Veon Smith each had their first career 100-yard rushing game. Green had 170 yards on 15 carries while Smith finished with 115 yards on eight attempts.

Penn State

09/27: Northwestern 29, Penn State 6

The Nittany Lions produced only 50 rushing yards and 266 yards of total offense in a 23-point defeat. Quarterback Christian Hackenburg completed just 22 of his 45 pass attempts for 216 yards, giving him a 4.8 yards per attempt average. Penn State allowed two touchdowns in the first quarter, which were the first points scored against their defense in the first quarter this season. 

09/20: Penn State 48, Massachusetts 7

Penn State moved to 4-0 with a win over UMass. Christian Hackenberg finished with 179 passing yards and no touchdowns. Akeel Lynch and Bill Belton were the team's top two rushers. Lynch finished with 81 yards and one touchdown, while Belton had 76 yards and two scores. 

09/13: Penn State 13, Rutgers 10

Penn State went back on the road to defeat Rutgers for its first 3-0 start since 2009. Hackenberg had 309 passing yards and no touchdowns. Penn State had two receivers finish with over 100 yards: Geno Lewis had 109 yards on six catches, and DaeSean Hamilton finished with eight catches for 103 yards.

09/06: Penn State 21, Akron 3

Penn State won its home opener against Akron. Hackenberg threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns. Junior tight end Jesse James had two touchdown catches. The Penn State defense held the Zips to 277 total yards, including 69 yards on 25 rush attempts.

08/30: Penn State 26, UCF 24

The Nittany Lions opened the season at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland. Sam Ficken kicked a 36-yard field goal as time expired to give Penn State the win. Hackenberg threw for a school record 454 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. It was Penn State's first ever game outside the United States and the first international game played by a Big Ten team since Wisconsin played Michigan State in Tokyo in 1993. 

- Brad Rowland

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