Penn State v Kent State

Sept. 18: Kent State
Last meeting: 32-10 Penn State, 2003
All-time: 2-0, Penn State
2009 record: 5-7
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Following what will assuredly be a bruising game with Alabama the week before, the Lions should be able to heal up a little bit the next week against Kent State.

The Golden Flashes don’t showcase much offense, especially on the ground. They managed just 3.5 yards per carry during 2009 and were 101st in rushing offense. Leading rusher Jacquise Terry managed just 649 yards and had 21 carries over his last three games of the season.

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Sept. 4: Youngstown State
Last meeting: 37-3 Penn State, 2006
All-time: 1-0, Penn State
2009 record: 6-5
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For the second time in three years, the Lions open up the season against a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) team: Youngstown State. The Penguins have been outscored 119-9 in their last three games against Football Bowl Subdivision teams, and the only thing potentially preventing that number from becoming significantly worse is the shaky situation at quarterback for the Lions.

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Penn State v Indiana State

Date: September 3, 2011
Time: Kickoff TBA
Location: Beaver Stadium
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Penn State v Indiana State Notes
Penn State and Indiana State have never played a game. Sycamores are part of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and have won one conference championship. They had their first season in 1896.

 

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Penn State v Purdue – Homecoming 2011

Date: October 15, 2011
Time: Kickoff TBA
Location: Beaver Stadium
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Penn State v Purdue Notes
The Nittany Lions and the Boilermakers first met up in 1951 where the lions lost 0-2. The next game in 1952 was a tie but after that Penn State won the next six games until they lost in 2003. The teams have played a total of 14 games and the Nittany Lions have won 10 of those games. Penn State only last one game at home against Purdue in 2004. Purdue has five more conference championships than Penn State but they have been part of the Big Ten Conference since they started in 1896. They have no National Championships.

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Penn State v Eastern Michigan

Date: September 24, 2011
Time: TDB
Location: Beaver Stadium
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Penn State v Eastern Michigan Notes

Penn State and Eastern Michigan have only played against each other once in 1992. The Nittany Lions won 52-7 at home. The Eagle’s first season was in 1891, four years after the Nittany Lion’s first season. Eastern Michigan is part of the Mid-American Conference. They have won 10 conference championships but have not won any National Championships.

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Penn State vs. Alabama 2011

Date: September 10, 2011
Time: TDB
Location: Beaver Stadium

Penn State and Alabama, two of nation’s most storied programs, continue their football series in 2011 at Beaver Stadium.  Buy Penn State vs. Alabama Tickets

Penn State v Alabama History

Penn State and Alabama met for the first time in 20 years last year with Alabama winning 24-3. The Crimson Tide leads the series, 9-5, with the first three meetings coming in bowl games. The Lions beat the Tide in the 1959 Liberty Bowl (7-0), and Alabama won match-ups in the 1975 (13-6) and ’79 (14-7) Sugar Bowls, with the latter game a dramatic match-up for the National Championship.