This will be a close game, and one Penn State will have to win. Penn State turned the ball over four times, three fumbles and one interception. ( ); : Penn State Football Penn State Football 2011 Schedule: Game-by-Game Breakdown for the Nittany Lions Thomas Copain Correspondent I March 30, 2011 Comments This was the only win for Indiana against Penn State in the teams’ 23 meetings. [22] Both offenses struggled throughout most of the game. But in State College, it was considered a down year. The team was ranked number one in academic achievement out of the top 25 ranked BCS teams. It's a closer result than last year, but Penn State still falls. This will be one of the highest profile inter-sectional games on the regular season schedule based on the history and pageantry of Penn State and Alabama. ( ); : Look for ESPN to broadcast this game regionally, with an early or late afternoon kickoff. ... College Football Scores. This game would be likely to be picked up by ABC or ESPN for a regional office and could be a late afternoon game. He had a career-high 14 tackles and returned an interception thrown by Bethlehem, Pennsylvania native Dan Persa for 63 yards. October 15, 2011, Hide/Show Additional Information For Remember, this was the closest thing to a quality win Penn State had last season and Temple held the Nittany Lions without a touchdown until the fourth quarter. Houston quarterback, Case Keenum, was the game MVP completing 45 of 69 passes for 532 yards and three touchdowns. Look for the Owls to host Penn State before another large blue and white crowd at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. October 22, 2011, Hide/Show Additional Information For The same way Iowa owns Penn State, the Nittany Lions have dominated Northwestern. Penn State began the season with an unsettled quarterback situation. This post will be updated as times and television coverage becomes available, but for now we'll predict what coverage each game may receive. Linebacker Gerald Hodges led the defense with 19 tackles, a forced fumble, and two pass break-ups. In 2011, Penn State also opened its Big Ten schedule against Indiana, narrowly defeating the Hoosiers 16-10. The schedule might say a road game, but in Penn State's first trip to Philadelphia and Lincoln Financial Field since 2007, it'll feel like a home game. Terrelle Pryor will be back in plenty of time to take on Penn State. Most Recent Games and Any Score Since 1869. They were members of the Big Ten Conference in the newly formed Leaders Division. The game has a contract to be televised by FOX and will be aired in prime time, although a definite kickoff has not been announced just yet. The victory over the Hawkeyes was just the second win in the series for the Nittany Lions since 2000. If the Nittany Lions can get the offense going, they should get the win. [31], This was the first Nittany Lion's game not coached by Joe Paterno in 46 years due to his firing for his involvement in the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. Illinois - Yesterday afternoon, ESPN and ABC released their primetime schedules for the 2011 football season, and, for the first time in over a decade, Penn State was left off the list. The Nittany Lions defeated the Eagles 34–6. November 26, 2011, Hide/Show Additional Information For If you listened to some of the experts around Penn State Football heading into last season, then you had an idea it was going to be a tough season. It'll be close, but Ohio State will eventually pull out the victory. Ohio State is favored by nearly two scores entering Saturday night’s game. [24], Penn State defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 23 – 18 for a homecoming victory and to go to 6 – 1 on the season and 3 – 0 in the Big Ten. Northwestern failed to hold on to a lead last season in Beaver Stadium as Penn State rallied to give Joe Paterno his 400th career victory. Derek Moye had 7 receptions for 112 yards with all 7 catches being good for a Penn State first down. The schedule includes the opponents, dates, and results. Photo Story The three-game stretch for the Nittany Lions finally ends with the season finale and a trip to Camp Randall. I don't know what it is, but there's something about Kirk Ferentz in that he just finds ways to beat Joe Paterno. Tags: Big Ten, Big Ten Football, Penn State, Penn State Football, Penn State Football Schedule 2011, Penn State Nittany Lions. But they'll have to find a way to keep White and Ball in check. And one thing that will have to be a focus for the Nittany Lions defensively will be forcing Taylor Martinez to throw the football. That being said, this year it'll be the Crimson Tide that'll be on the road in a hostile environment under the lights with a new quarterback. November 5, 2011, Hide/Show Additional Information For Can he do it again in 2011? Fullback Michael Zordich scored the game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard dive with 2:42 to play in the game. [3], The team captains for Penn State's 125th season of football were tackle Quinn Barham, wide receiver Derek Moye, safety Drew Astorino, and defensive tackle Devon Still.[4]. Drunk, Sober, High By the time the clock hit zero on the Crimson Tide's 24-3 win last season, you could tell Penn State was a young team in awe of the situation. More 2011 Penn State Pages. [29], Paterno earned his 409th win and passed Grambling State's Eddie Robinson as Division I's winningest coach in what would unexpectedly become his final game at Penn State. Had Penn State won the game, they would have been two regular-season wins away from a likely Big Ten championship appearance. Penn State travels to Evanston in week eight. Penn State Football Schedule 2011: What to Know for Each Game. [19], The game against the Indiana Hoosiers was Joe Paterno's 700th game as a member of the Penn State coaching staff. Penn State committed two turnovers in the red zone, Bolden threw an interception to Forisse Hardin and Redd fumbled the ball at the three-yard line. Wisconsin hosts Penn State in the new regular season finale match-up for both schools. [35], The winner of this matchup was guaranteed to represent the Leaders division in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. Penn State honored the 1986 National Champions at halftime of the game to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Penn State's upset victory over the Miami Hurricanes in the 1987 Fiesta Bowl. [30] Redd topped 1,000 yards for the season while running for 137 yards on 30 carries. The official 2020 Football schedule for the Penn State University Nittany Lions [17] Post game reports said that Lynn was able to move his arms and legs and may have suffered a stinger, which caused a burning sensation in his extremities. Danny Hope has struggled to bring Purdue back to where the program was at the height of the Joe Tiller era, but he is making progress with the Boilermakers. [12] The team was coached by Joe Paterno for the first nine games until he was fired in the wake of the Penn State sex abuse scandal, with defensive coordinator Tom Bradley taking over as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. He tweets a lot. Look for Big Ten Network to carry this game as the Hoosiers look for their first win against Penn State in program history. Follow his college football discussion on Twitter     @CFBExaminer. When the come to Beaver Stadium they will be most likely to be shown on Big Ten Network in an early game. Penn State travels to Wisconsin for the regular season finale against their new end-of-the-year rival. Either way, it will be interesting to see how things play out by the time it gets to this point. The running game led by Silas Redd and Curtis Dukes ran up 231 yards on the ground to help control the clock and keep the Iowa offense off the field. Oregon - [18] Lynn was placed on a backboard as a precautionary measure and was admitted to the local hospital. Kickers Anthony Fera and Sam Ficken each kicked a field goal. The team was coached by Joe Paterno for the first nine games until he was fired in the wake of the Penn State sex abuse scandal, with defensive coordinator Tom Bradley taking over as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. John is a senior in the Smeal College of Business majoring in Marketing. Bolden, the offense, and the defense struggled throughout the game. [29] Anthony Fera kicked two field goals to go with the four touchdowns produced by the Nittany Lions. ( ). Yesterday afternoon, ESPN and ABC released their primetime schedules for the 2011 football season, and, for the first time in over a decade, Penn State was left off the list. Penn State Football season tickets are available for the Nittany Lions' blockbuster home schedule this fall, which includes visits from Alabama, Iowa, Illinois, Purdue and new Big Ten member Nebraska, who Penn State plays in Beaver Stadium for the first time since 2002. The official 2011 Football schedule for the Penn State University Nittany Lions But expect the Nittany Lions to run with Silas Redd most of the day.     Sophomore Rob Bolden and former walk-on junior Matt McGloin split starting duties in the 2010 season. September 10, 2011, Hide/Show Additional Information For [28] The first half was an offensive shoot-out and the second a defensive struggle. Bolden and McGloin will be the leaders entering the spring, and redshirt freshman Paul Jones is still a wild card after an impressive showing at last year's Blue-White game. Nebraska and Penn State gathered for a prayer at midfield for the victims and the fans showed the support for their team with a standing ovation at the end of the game despite the loss. [27] Starting wide receiver Derek Moye missed the game with a foot injury and coach Joe Paterno, still recovering from off season injuries, spent the entire game in the pressbox. What game do you think will be shown in primetime on BTN? College football bowl projections after Week 8 The big three -- Clemson, Alabama and Ohio State -- all rolled to wins Saturday. Are you surprised that Penn State will not be playing in primetime on ESPN/ABC? 3 Ohio State In 38-25 Halloween Loss, Gameday Coverage: No. [24] Joe Paterno, still recovering from off season injuries spent the first half on the sidelines before moving to the pressbox in the second half. Northern Illinois - Skip To Main Content. Saturday truly will be an unprecedented season opening game for Penn State, not to mention the coronavirus pandemic standing in the way. Out of the last three games of the season, this might be the one Penn State has the best chance of winning. ( ); : Penn State is coming off a 7-6 season and begins play in a new Big Ten in 2011. In 2010, the Nittany Lions had a very mediocre year. [28] The defensive star of the game was linebacker Gerald Hodges. Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor will look to go 3-1 against Penn State as the Buckeyes should be back to full speed by the time this game comes around. Michigan State - The nemesis Iowa Hawkeyes come to Beaver Stadium looking for a fourth straight win against the Nittany Lions. [23], Penn State defeated Iowa 13 – 3. The nemesis Hawkeyes return to Beaver Stadium.