Penn State-Purdue Game Notes

PENN STATE (5-3; 3-1 Big Ten) at
PURDUE (3-5, 0-4 Big Ten)
SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2012, 3:32 p.m. ET • ESPNU
ROSS-ADE STADIUM (62,500) • WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.

Nittany Lions Visit Purdue; Seek Third Consecutive Road Win

GAME INFO

TELEVISION: ESPNU
Tom Hart (p-by-p), John Congemi (analyst) and Allison Williams (sideline).

TV APPEARANCES: The Nittany Lions are appearing on television for the 225th time in their last 227 games.

RADIO: Penn State Sports Network (60 stations): Steve Jones (p-by-p), Jack Ham (analyst), Loren Crispell (sideline).
Local: 93.7 FM & 1450 AM.
Purdue Radio Network: Tim Newton (p-by-p), Pete Quinn (analyst), Kelly Kitchel (sideline).
Local: 96.5 FM

WEB: Gametracker & Audio at GoPSUsports.com

ATTENDANCE: 45,000+

SERIES: This is the 16th meeting between the Nittany Lions and the Boilermakers since first meeting in 1951. Penn State is playing at Purdue for the first time since 2008. The series is tied at 3-3-1 (8 wins vacated by PSU). Penn State has met Purdue five times since its last loss in the series in 2004.

COACHES:
Bill O’Brien:
PENN STATE RECORD: 5-3, 1st year
OVERALL RECORD: Same
VS. PURDUE: First Meeting
NOTABLE: Named Penn State’s 15th head football coach on Jan. 6, 2012…Former New England Patriots offensive coordinator under Bill Belichick…Coached NFL MVP Tom Brady from 2009-11…Won first career game vs. Navy on Sept. 15, 2012.

DANNY HOPE:
PURDUE RECORD: 19-26, 4th year
OVERALL RECORD: 54-48, 9th year
VS. PENN STATE: 0-1

THIS WEEK
Penn State saw its five-game winning streak come to an end last week, but will look to get back on track when it travels to Purdue for a 3:30 p.m. kick on ESPNU. The Nittany Lions fell to No. 9 Ohio State, 35-23, on Saturday evening and Purdue is coming off of a 44-28 loss at Minnesota last week. The NIttany Lions are playing at Ross-Ade Stadium for the first time since 2008. The teams began playing annually in 2011 as Big Ten Leaders Division rivals. Matt McGloin continued to climb the career passing charts with two more passing touchdowns versus the Buckeyes to move his career total to 38. His career-high 327 passing yards marked the fourth time in his career he hit the 300-yard mark, tying him with Kerry Collins for the most in school history. Allen Robinson broke the school record for catches in a single season by a sophomore, hauling in five passes versus OSU to push his season total to 52. He sits just 11 grabs away from the single season school record held by O.J. McDuffie (1992) and Bobby Engram (1995).

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