PENN STATE-NORTHWESTERN GAME NOTES
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – No. 4 Penn State returns to the road and to Ryan Field, as the Nittany Lions take on Northwestern in a cross-division Big Ten football matchup kicking off at noon on ABC.
The Big Ten is proving as challenging as ever in 2017, as the Nittany Lions lead a group of four Big Ten teams ranked in the Top 10 of both major polls: Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio State. Penn State will face Michigan and Ohio State later in the month, but Northwestern cannot be overlooked, as it is undefeated at home this year and led Wisconsin at halftime on the road in its last outing. The Wildcats have also prevailed over the Nittany Lions in their last two meetings, most recently winning on a last-second field goal in 2015 on Ryan Field.