Auburn will get the full Happy Valley experience when they take on Penn State in a White Out, on Prime Time, with College GameDay on site.
The Tigers have been impressive to start the year, although it has been against lesser opponents. Auburn leads the nation in both points per game and are tied for first in points allowed after wins of 60-10 over Akron and 62-0 over Alabama State. Sophomore running back Tank Bigsby has run for more than 100 yards in both games and third-year starting quarterback Bo Nix is off to the best start of his career, completing nearly 75-percent of his passes for 383 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions.
Penn State is off to a much better start than last year, when the Nittany Lions started 0-5. This year, PSU has climbed from No. 19 in the rankings to No. 10 after a 2-0 start, including a road win over Wisconsin to open the season. Offensively, Penn State’s strength is its stable of running backs. Juniors Noah Cain and Devyn Ford, along with sophomores Keyvone Lee and Caziah Holmes, allow the Nittany Lions to always have fresh legs in the backfield. On defense, Penn State is among the nation’s best in creating turnovers, with four interceptions and fumble recovery in their first two games.
Penn State is always tough to play at night and during a White Out in Happy Valley. And while this will be Auburn’s toughest game to date, the Tigers look to be up for the challenge. Penn State is favored, but both teams rely on hard-nosed defense, so this could be a defensive struggle.