PSU will play Pitt at noon

UNIVERSITY PARK — Five game times for the 2019 Penn State football season were announced Thursday.

n The season opener against Idaho will kick at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 31 on BTN

n The Buffalo game Sept. 7 will be at 7:30 p.m. on FOX

n The Pitt game Sept. 14 will be at noon on ABC

n The contest at Maryland on Friday, Sept. 27 will be at 8 p.m. on FS1

n The homecoming game against Purdue will kick at noon on Oct. 5 on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2

In addition to the television arrangements, the games will also air on the Penn State Sports Network and GoPSUsports.com.

The Nittany Lions will take on Idaho for the first time in program history. This is also the first time Penn State has faced a Big Sky team.

Penn State is 2-1 all-time against Buffalo and 26-3 against MAC opponents.

The Nittany Lions face Pitt for the final game of the four-game Keystone Classic. Penn State is 52-43-4 all-time against the Panthers, and the game will mark the 100th between the rivals.

Last season, six different Nittany Lions scored in a 51-6 win in downpour at Heinz Field. Trace McSorley threw for two touchdowns, while KJ Hamler had a 32-yard touchdown run and a 14-yard touchdown catch.

Miles Sanders posted his first career 100-yard game in his hometown with 118 yards on 16 carries. Micah Parsons and Kevin Givens led the way for the Penn State defense with seven tackles apiece.

The Nittany Lions and Terrapins have met the last five seasons as Big Ten foes. Penn State is 39-2-1 all-time against Maryland, including a 13-1 mark in road games.

Penn State leads the all-time series with Purdue, 14-3-1, including a 8-1-1 mark in Beaver Stadium.

The Nittany Lions last met the Boilermakers in 2016 when the Penn State offense exploded for a 62-24 win in West Lafayette.

Penn State will play at least one regular season night game for the 20th consecutive season. Every Penn State football game has been televised the past 15 seasons and 299 of the last 301 contests overall have been on TV.

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