UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State announced the kickoff times for five games in the 2019 season.
The Nittany Lions will open the season with a home game against Idaho at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 31 in Beaver Stadium. The game will be televised by the Big Ten Network.
Other game times announced Thursday are:
- Sept. 7 vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. (FOX)
- Sept. 14 vs. Pittsburgh, noon (ABC)
- Sept. 27 at Maryland, 8 p.m. (FS1)
- Oct. 5 vs. Purdue, noon (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
The Lions’ season opener against Idaho will be the first time the two teams have ever squared off. It is also Penn State’s first-ever game against a Big Sky Conference team.
Penn State is 2-1 against Buffalo, and 26-3 all-time against MAC opponents. The Lions won 27-14 in their last meeting with the Bulls in 2015.
The Sept. 14 game against Pittsburgh is the final game of the four-game Keystone Classic series. The former arch-rivals have squared off 99 times in their long history, with Penn State holding a 52-43-4 series edge. Last year, the Lions routed the Panthers, 51-6.
Penn State holds a 39-2-1 all-time record against Maryland, including a 38-3 victory over the Terrapins last season.
The Lions have a 14-3-1 advantage in their series with Purdue. They defeated the Boilermakers 62-24 last season.