Week 3: Auburn @ Penn State
Game time: 6:30 pm CST/7:30 pm EST - Saturday, September 18th, 2021
Location: Beaver Stadium, State College, PA
Stream: Watch ESPN
Radio station: Auburn Radio Network list of affiliates and internet stream
Tickets: Mash here!
Betting Line: Penn State opened as a 7-point favorite, with the over/under set at 56 points. As of this writing, the gap has closed a bit with the Nittany Lions still a 6-point favorite and the over/under reduced to 53 points.
College Gameday and Miscellaneous information: ESPN’s College Gameday will air from the Old Main Lawn on Saturday morning at 9:00 am EST. Check out this link for more info on all of that including parking information and road closures on campus during the weekend.
If you’ve been waiting for this football season to end up feeling like fall, you’re in luck. Auburn travels up to Big Ten country for the first ever on-campus meeting with Penn State. The two schools have met just twice before, both in Florida bowl games, and now the first leg of the 2021-2022 home and home is happening.
With the scheduled whiteout game, this is shaping up to be one of the biggest non-conference games that the Tigers have played in some time. Certainly you get the neutral site matchups with Oregon and Washington over the past few seasons, but, to quote Shug, “Football should be played on campus and on grass”.
Both teams are 2-0, but Penn State’s got the only good win, as they took down Wisconsin in the opener on the road. Auburn made the most of the easy wins against Akron and Alabama State, sitting atop the stat column in both scoring offense and scoring defense. We’ll see if those two practice games pay off and have the Tigers rested and ready for the biggest crowd the Tigers have every played in front of.