Indiana (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten) resumes Big Ten play in Week 5 with a road game against the conference’s highest-ranked team, No. 4 Penn State (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten). Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.
Game time, TV channel, how to watch
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 2 on ABC. Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge and Molly McGrath will be on the call for ABC.
You can listen to the game on the radio on the IU Radio Network, Sirius 113, XM 196 and WEB 958.
Penn State opened as a nine-point favorite over Indiana but the spread has since climbed to 12.5 points, according to the Vegas Insider Consensus, as of Wednesday night. Penn State is a 13-point favorite in some books.
The total opened at 54.5 points and has since dropped to 53.5 points, per the Vegas Insider Consensus.
Penn State holds an all-time advantage in the series of 22-2. Indiana, of course, opened the 2020 season with a 36-35 win in overtime over then-No. 8 Penn State inside Memorial Stadium on quarterback Michael Penix Jr.’s infamous dive for the pylon.
But that was just the Hoosiers’ second win ever over the Nittany Lions. Their first didn’t come until 2013, also in Bloomington. Indiana is 0-11 all-time against Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania.
In 2019, Penn State won 34-27 at home over Indiana but it was just the second time the Hoosiers had ever stayed within single digits of the Nittany Lions on the road. A field goal with 13 seconds left cut the final margin from 10 points to seven two seasons ago, as Indiana led 14-10 in the first quarter and trailed 27-24 for much of the fourth quarter, but never led in the final 46 minutes.