When looking at the actual 2011 Penn State football schedule, you see many familiar things, a very tough finish to the schedule, and a leading out-of-conference match-up at home which will get attention from all of college football. In This year Penn State offers their own typical slate of home and away Big 10 conference games, but has this back loaded with season closing games at Wisconsin and Ohio State. However the majority of fans will be focusing on the early season match-up with Alabama. Penn State versus Alabama football tickets will be probably the most difficult to get in 2011.
Last year Penn State visited Tuscaloosa, Alabama to play the Crimson Tide early in the season for a match-up of 2 of college football traditional programs. Alabama had been among the nation’s top groups as well as was ranked #1 at that time. The game had lots of buzz, and plenty of PSU fans made the actual journey, however the team was honestly overmatched. Penn State lost the game 24-3.
This season the game comes to State College, Pennsylvania even though Alabama will still be an extremely gifted opponent, likely rated within the top 10, the overall game ought to be much more evenly matched. Regardless, it will just as hyped not only between your Two fan bases however over the college football landscape in general. Also like last year, it will supply lots of motivation for that program as well as players through the entire off-season getting this type of strong opponent coming into Beaver Stadium so early in the season.
Beyond the Alabama game, Penn State has bracketed 3 extra out-of-conference games around Bama before getting in to Big Ten play. The additional OOC competitors are all from mid-major conferences, including I-AA challenger as well as starting opponent Indiana State. Penn State also plays from Temple and also at home vs Eastern Michigan in Sept.
Once Big 10 perform begins, Penn State offers home games against Iowa, Purdue, Illinois, and new Big 10 member and instant Penn State rival Nebraska. Road games come against Indiana, Northwestern, and the prior mentioned games at Wisconsin and Ohio State to end the season. While the home as well as away competitors tend to be fairly balanced within the Big 10, the ultimate Two road games make the schedule overall being on the challenging aspect.
There’s a new prize for Penn State this year past their typical objectives of a Big Ten Championship, Bowl Game, as well as BCS Championship. All those are still goals, but this year is the inagurual year for the Big Ten Championship game on December 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Winning the ‘Leaders’ Division means topping OSU and Wisconsin, but would put Penn State in the game.
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