Although the two are 2-0, the seasons at Penn State and Auburn have had drastically different beginnings.
The Nittany Lions beat Wisconsin 16-10 to open their season in a defensive battle where Penn State managed just under 300 yards of total attack but forced three turnovers – including an interception in the red zone to end the match.
They followed that up with an offensive rout from the defending champions MAC Ball State, beating the Cardinals 44-13 for 493 yards, including 240 rushing and two touchdowns.
Quarterback Sean Clifford added a passing touchdown for good measure and the defense also scored a touchdown, and limited the Cardinals to just 13 points after scoring 31 points in their opener of the season.
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Auburn, meanwhile, faced two non-conference opponents at Akron and Alabama State and beat them 60-10 and 62-0, respectively, showing off their attacking prowess.
The Tigers sit 22nd despite totaling nearly 1,200 yards offensive in their first two games, which ESPN’s Chris Fowler called “glorified scrums.”
Auburn is only 13-17 on the road in the past five years and hasn’t finished .500 or better away from Jordan-Hare Stadium since 2015.
Here are all the details you need to watch this White Out rated match.
What channel is Auburn vs Penn State airing on today?
- TV channel: ESPN
- Diffusion: Watch the ESPN app, fuboTV
The game between the Nittany Lions and the Tigers is ESPN’s first “Saturday Night Football” show and will feature Chris Fowler on play-by-play homework, Kirk Herbstreit joining him in the booth and Holly Rowe reporting on the key.
Auburn vs Penn State start time
- Dated: Saturday September 18
- To start up: 7:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 p.m. PT
The Auburn vs. Penn State game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be played at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa.
Penn State calendar 2021
|1||@ Wisconsin||September 4|
|2||vs. Ball State||September 11th|
|3||against Auburn||September 18|
|4||against Villanova||September 25|
|5||against Indiana||October 2|
|6||@ Iowa||October 9|
|7||against Illinois||23 october|
|8||@ State of Ohio||October 30|
|9||@ Maryland||November 6|
|ten||against Michigan||November 13|
|11||against Rutgers||November 20|
|12||@ State of Michigan||November 27|
Auburn Calendar 2021
|1||against Akron||September 4|
|2||against the state of Alabama||September 11th|
|3||@ State of Pennsylvania||September 18|
|4||vs. State of Georgia||September 25|
|5||@ LSU||October 2|
|6||against Georgia||October 9|
|7||@ Arkansas||October 16|
|8||against Ole Miss||October 30|
|9||@ Texas A&M||November 6|
|ten||against the state of Mississippi||November 13|
|11||@ Caroline from the south||November 20|
|12||against Alabama||November 27|