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Penn State's Oct. 17 Showdown With Ohio State Will Kick Off At 8 P.M.

Penn State will play at least two games in primetime this year.

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

For the fourth straight year, Penn State and Ohio State will square off in primetime. ESPN announced its slate of Big Ten primetime telecasts today, and the Nittany Lions' only ESPN night game will take place when James Franklin and co. travel to Columbus to take on the reigning national champions.

The television information won't come out until we're closer to the game, but it will be aired on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC.

Penn State hasn't officially taken down Ohio State since 2011, when the Tom Bradley-led Nittany Lions traveled to Columbus and took down Luke Fickell's Buckeyes. Since then, the Nittany Lions have played the Buckeyes three times: a 35-23 loss in 2012, a 63-14 loss in Columbus in 2013 and a 24-21 win last season. Of course, the officials handed Ohio State 10 points, so it went down in the record books as a 31-24 Buckeyes win, but that is inaccurate.

This is the second kickoff time of the 2015 season that has been announced. Ten days ago, BTN announced that Penn State's Big Ten opener against Rutgers will kick off in primetime from Beaver Stadium.

We'll keep you updated as more information comes out regarding Penn State's 2015 schedule.