5 game times announced for Nittany Lions’ 2019 football season

STATE COLLEGE – Five game times for the 2019 Penn State football season were announced Thursday.

Penn State’s season opener against Idaho will kick at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, on BTN; the Buffalo game Saturday, Sept. 7, will be at 7:30 p.m. on FOX; the Pittsburgh game Saturday, Sept. 14, will be at noon on ABC; the contest at Maryland on Friday, Sept. 27, will be at 8 p.m. on FS1 and the homecoming game against Purdue will kick at noon Saturday, Oct. 5, on ABC, ESPN and 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.

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. 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.

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