‘Whi­te­out’ game against Michi­gan set for prime time

The Morning Call - - SPORTS - By Mark Wo­gen­rich

Penn State will play backto-back night games against ma­jor Big Ten op­po­nents, in­clud­ing an­other home “Whi­te­out” against Michi­gan.

Penn State an­nounced Mon­day that its Oct. 19 “Whi­te­out” game against Michi­gan will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. That fol­lows Satur­day’s visit to Iowa, which is sched­uled for a 7:30 p.m. start on ABC as well.

For­mer Penn State quar­ter­back Todd Black­ledge will be part of the ABC crew Satur­day in Iowa City. The net­work’s Chris Fowler said on Twit­ter that he will be at Penn State for the “Whi­te­out” game, sug­gest­ing that ESPN’s Col­lege Game­Day could be there as well if Penn State de­feats Iowa.

The Li­ons are play­ing con­sec­u­tive reg­u­lar-sea­son night games for the third straight sea­son. Penn State is 2-0 in night games this sea­son, hav­ing de­feated Buf­falo and Mary­land.

Penn State is 53-31 in night games, 15-10 at home. The team has won 11 of its last 13 night games, los­ing to Ohio State in 2018 and 2015.

Morn­ing Call re­porter Mark Wo­gen­rich can be reached at 610-820-6588 or at mwogen­[email protected]

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