UNIVERSITY PARK -Penn State's homecoming clash with Northwestern is set for a noon kick on Oct. 6 in Beaver Stadium, the Nittany Lions' third announced start time for the 2012 season.
The Big Ten Network, ESPN or ESPN2 will televise Penn State's 93rd homecoming contest, with an announcement on the televising network likely 12 days before the game.
Penn State owns an all-time homecoming record of 66-21-5, with a 15-4 mark since starting Big Ten Conference competition in 1993. The Wildcats have been the Nittany Lions' homecoming foe just once previously, with Penn State winning the 2002 contest.
Penn State leads the series with Northwestern, 12-3, with the Nittany Lions capturing a 34-24 win in Evanston last year.