After getting back on track in a big way after a scary opening weekend, senior quarterback Trace McSorley leads the No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions (2-0) against the visiting Kent State Golden Flashes (1-1) on Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Fox Sports 1 is included in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 85 total channels and is largely tailored towards sports fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including Fox Sports 1. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Fox Sports 1 is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Fox Sports Go
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Fox Sports Go website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Fox Sports Go app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your FuboTV, Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the Fox digital platforms.
The Nittany Lions steamrolled the Pitt Panthers 51-6 on the road, despite an okay performance from McSorley. He only completed 14 of his 30 pass attempts for 145 yards, but threw two touchdowns while adding 36 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Pitt couldn’t move the ball nor sustain long drives; irony because Pitt won the time of possession battle (34:22). Despite a 100-yard effort from senior running back Qadree Ollison, including a 13-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, the Panthers failed to score again for the remainder of the game.
After the Golden Flashes lost their opener, they rebounded to steamroll Howard 54-14 last week, scoring 50 for the first time since 2008. Junior running back Jo-El Shaw led the way with 105 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Penn State head coach James Franklin knows the up-tempo game will require a different, consistent effort from his team.
“This will be as fast of a tempo team that we have played. They like to run the counter. They like to run the zone read. They like to run the split zone and the power play. They love the quick game and the RPO stuff and then everything runs through the quarterback.”
Penn State has the benefit not many other schools have: the ability to dominate the game on the ground. The Nittany Lions have rushed for over 200 yards in each of their past five games. The high-octane rushing attack to complement McSorley has continued on into this season, despite Saquon Barkley leaving after his junior year to head to the NFL.