Right now, Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan team has a target on its back. This week, with the unveiling of the second set of College Football Playoff rankings, the Wolverines find themselves sitting at No. 6 in the rankings. The curious thing about it, though, is that Michigan is one spot of ahead of Michigan State, despite the Spartans holding the head-to-head victory earlier this season.
This fact, plus CFP committee chair Gary Barta’s statement and justification on the matter, caught everyone’s attention — for all the wrong reasons and put Michigan in the crosshairs.
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Now, the Wolverines and Harbaugh head to Beaver Stadium to take on Penn State — against whom they’ve had mixed results. Harbaugh is 3-3 against the Nittany Lions and has lost the last two games against Penn State, including at home last year.
But, Harbaugh’s squad has put up points against Penn State in the past, scoring 42 and 49 in two of their three wins and could do the same this time if star running back Blake Corum is healthy and if quarterbacks JJ McCarthy and Cade McNamara hold on to the ball.
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The Nittany Lions have been on the outside looking in of the first two Playoff rankings, despite having two top-20 wins and two of their three losses coming to top-20 teams. They’ll look to get in the third installment of the rankings with an upset over Michigan, which will likely flow through wide receiver Jahan Dotson and quarterback Sean Clifford.
Here’s how to catch this key Big Ten East rivalry game during Week 11 of the college football season.
What channel is Michigan vs. Penn State on today?
- TV channel (national): ABC
- Live stream: Watch ESPN App, fuboTV
This matchup between perennial Big Ten powers will air on ABC. Former State College resident Chris Fowler will handle play-by-play duties with Kirk Herbstreit joining him as the analyst. The two will be accompanied by Holly Rowe reporting from the sidelines.
Michigan vs. Penn State start time
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 13
- Kickoff: Noon ET
Michigan vs. Penn State will kick off at noon ET from Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa.
Michigan football schedule 2021
|vs. Western Michigan||Sept. 4||Michigan 47, Western Michigan 14|
|vs. Washington||Sept. 11||Michigan 31, Washington 10|
|vs. Northern Illinois||Sept. 18||Michigan 63, Northern Illinois 10|
|vs. Rutgers||Sept. 25||Michigan 20, Rutgers 13|
|at Wisconsin||Oct. 2||Michigan 38, Wisconsin 17|
|at Nebraska||Oct. 9||Michigan 32, Nebraska 29|
|vs. Northwestern||Oct. 23||Michigan 33, Northwestern 7|
|at Michigan State||Oct. 30||Michigan State 37, Michigan 33|
|vs. Indiana||Nov. 6||Michigan 29, Indiana 7|
|at Penn State||Nov. 13||TBD|
|at Maryland||Nov. 20||TBD|
|vs. Ohio State||Nov. 27||TBD|
Penn State State football schedule 2021
|at No. 12 Wisconsin||Sept. 3||Penn State 16, Wisconsin 10|
|vs. Ball State||Sept. 11||Penn State 44, Ball State 13|
|vs. No. 22 Auburn||Sept. 18||Penn State 28, Auburn 20|
|vs. Villanova||Sept. 25||Penn State 38, Villanova 17|
|vs. Indiana||Oct. 2||Penn State 24, Indiana 0|
|at No. 3 Iowa||Oct. 9||Iowa 23, Penn State 20|
|vs. Illinois||Oct. 23||Illinois 20, Penn State 18 (9 OT)|
|at Ohio State||Oct. 30||Ohio State 33, Penn State 24|
|at Maryland||Nov. 6||Penn State 31, Maryland 14|
|vs. Michigan||Nov. 13||TBD|
|vs. Rutgers||Nov. 20||TBD|
|at Michigan State||Nov. 27||TBD|