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Lions’ schedule will take on a new look

From Mirror reports

Significant changes have been made to the 2022 Penn State football schedule.

The Big Ten announced Tuesday several revisions in its composite schedule, which is expected to be formally released today.

The changes were widely reported on social media Tuesday.

Penn State was initially supposed to play Ohio State and at Michigan on back-to-back weekends (Oct. 1 and Oct. 8) on top of early-season games at Purdue and Auburn.

The revised schedule now has the Lions visiting Michigan on Oct. 15 — following a revised bye on Oct. 8 (from Oct. 22) — and hosting the Buckeyes on Oct. 29.

Other changes include the addition of Northwestern, which replaces Illinois, and the switching of Michigan State to the season finale, as opposed to Oct. 29, when it was previously listed.

The Nittany Lions will host the Spartans, rather than visiting Rutgers for what had been the scheduled finale.

Blue-White Illustrated is also reporting that the Lions’ season opener at Purdue may be moved to Thursday, Sept. 1.

Counting the visit to the Boilermakers, Penn State will mark its seventh straight year of opening Big Ten play on the road.

Penn State spokesman Kris Peterson said Tuesday, “There have not been any announced changes at this time.”

The non-league opponents are still home games with Ohio on Sept. 10, followed by a trip to Auburn on Sept. 17 and a home game with Central Michigan on Sept. 24.

Central Michigan finished its season at 9-4 with a win over Washington State in the Sun Bowl. Ohio finished up its season with a 3-9 record, while Auburn went 6-7 after losing to Houston in the Birmingham Bowl.

This fall

Sept 3: at Purdue

Sept. 10: vs. Ohio

Sept. 17: at Auburn

Sept 24: vs. Central Michigan

Oct. 1: vs. Northwestern

Oct. 8: Bye

Oct. 15: at Michigan

Oct. 22: vs. Minnesota

Oct. 29: vs. Ohio State

Nov. 5: at Indiana

Nov. 12: vs. Maryland

Nov. 19: at Rutgers

Nov. 26: vs. Michigan State

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