Penn State fills 2020 schedule


A matchup with Bowling Green was also announced on Monday, as that game will be played on September 7, 2024.

Plus, Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said in December that there was "no progress" in extended the series despite meeting with Lyke in State College in September to discuss the topic. Penn State won the previous games in 1987 and 1998 in Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions will travel to Blacksburg, Va. on September 12 for the first meeting with the Hokies, with Virginia Tech playing in Beaver Stadium in 2025.

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2020 opponents Nevada and San Jose State are members of the Mountain West Conference. Penn State's 2020 non-conference schedule concludes when San Jose State visits September 19.

Penn State is represented by five marks on the men's side and two on the women's side in the top-10 of NCAA Division I rankings, while at the conference level, Penn State has 24 performances on the men's side and 17 on the women's side in the top-10 of the Big Ten Conference. The Nittany Lions are 5-0 against Mountain West squads, having played Air Force (3-0), San Diego State (1-0) and Utah State (1-0). Most notably, the famous Pitt-Penn State rivalry has not been renewed; the Blue and White will instead face teams including Virginia Tech, Nevada, and San Jose State. This will be the third meeting between the schools, as Penn State defeated Auburn in 1996 with a score of 43-13 but fell to the Tigers in 2003 by a score of 13-9.