Despite both being 2-0, Penn State and Auburn’s seasons have gotten off to drastically different starts.
The Nittany Lions beat Wisconsin 16-10 to open their season in a defensive battle where Penn State managed just under 300 yards of total offense but forced three turnovers — including an interception in the red zone to end the game.
They followed that up with an offensive rout of reigning MAC champions Ball State, downing the Cardinals 44-13 and totaling 493 yards, including 240 on the ground and two touchdowns.
Quarterback Sean Clifford added in a passing touchdown for good measure and the defense scored a touchdown as well, and limited the Cardinals to just 13 points after scoring 31 points in their season opener.
Auburn, meanwhile, played two nonconference opponents in Akron and Alabama State and beat them 60-10 and 62-0, respectively, showing their offensive prowess.
The Tigers come in ranked No. 22 despite totaling nearly 1,200 yards of offense in their first two games, both of which ESPN’s Chris Fowler called “glorified scrimmages.”
Auburn is just 13-17 on the road in the last five years and hasn’t finished .500 or better away from Jordan-Hare Stadium since 2015.
Here are all the details you need on how to watch this ranked White Out matchup.
What channel is Auburn vs. Penn State on today?
- TV channel: ESPN
- Streaming: WatchESPN App, fuboTV
The matchup between the Nittany Lions and Tigers is ESPN’s premier “Saturday Night Football” broadcast and will feature Chris Fowler on play-by-play duties, Kirk Herbstreit joining him in the booth and Holly Rowe reporting from the sidelines.
Auburn vs. Penn State start time
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 18
- Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET | 4:30 p.m. PT
The Auburn vs. Penn State game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be played at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa.
Penn State schedule 2021
|1||@ Wisconsin||Sept. 4|
|2||vs. Ball State||Sept. 11|
|3||vs. Auburn||Sept. 18|
|4||vs. Villanova||Sept. 25|
|5||vs. Indiana||Oct. 2|
|6||@ Iowa||Oct. 9|
|7||vs. Illinois||Oct. 23|
|8||@ Ohio State||Oct. 30|
|9||@ Maryland||Nov. 6|
|10||vs. Michigan||Nov. 13|
|11||vs. Rutgers||Nov. 20|
|12||@ Michigan State||Nov. 27|
Auburn schedule 2021
|1||vs. Akron||Sept. 4|
|2||vs. Alabama State||Sept. 11|
|3||@ Penn State||Sept. 18|
|4||vs. Georgia State||Sept. 25|
|5||@ LSU||Oct. 2|
|6||vs. Georgia||Oct. 9|
|7||@ Arkansas||Oct. 16|
|8||vs. Ole Miss||Oct. 30|
|9||@ Texas A&M||Nov. 6|
|10||vs. Mississippi State||Nov. 13|
|11||@ South Carolina||Nov. 20|
|12||vs. Alabama||Nov. 27|