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Penn State/Michigan Big House Clash Set for Primetime Kick

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Penn State's real road opener at Michigan will be a 7:00 kickoff, and televised on either ESPN or ESPN2

The scene at the first ever night game in the Big House, three years ago
The scene at the first ever night game in the Big House, three years ago
Gregory Shamus

The third night game in Michigan Stadium history, and the first Big Ten night game in the Big House, will come October 11th when Penn State visits the Wolverines. The game will be the second conference road game in the James Franklin era, and the third game in the first six away from home, but it'll probably be the first true road game--let's be honest, there will probably be more Penn State fans than Rutgers fans in Piscataway when the Lions visit the Scarlet Knights in September.

The first two primetime games at Michigan Stadium were tilts against Notre Dame in 2011 and 2013, but it appears that our friends in Ann Arbor are finally joining the 21st century. Night games are awesome--even if a Maize Out can't compare to the sea of white in Beaver Stadium--and after last year's 4-OT late-afternoon classic that ended under the lights, an exhilaratingly sloppy affair, this game has plenty to live up to.

Although the atmosphere in the Big House won't compare to the crowd in the Beav, it still promises to be an exciting evening and an electric scene at Michigan Stadium, as the Wolverines seek what would be their first win in more than seven years against Penn State.