Ryan Day isn’t letting Penn State’s abysmal performance against No. 4 Michigan dictate his game planning. The Wolverines run a different offensive look, meaning what works for them might not work for the Buckeyes against James Frankin’s roster.

The Buckeyes travel to Happy Valley to take on the No. 13 Nittany Lions as FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff. During a pregame interview, Day said the key to winning at State College was to play 4 quarters of persistent football.

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“We’re always looking for a balance, but I think we gotta start fast,” Day told Fox Sports’ Jenny Taft. “Certainly withstand the early surge that comes with playing here always. We know it’s gonna take 60 minutes of play, and our guys understand that.”

The Buckeyes are coming off one of their more impressive wins of the season after throttling Iowa at home last Saturday. Despite shaky play from the offense, 1st-year coordinator Jim Knowles and his defense looked electric, holding the Hawkeyes’ offense to 157 yards and 3 points while forcing 6 turnovers.

Penn State struggled to contain Michigan running backs Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards, who combined for 339 yards and 4 TDs in Week 7. Last week, the Nittany Lions looked like a top-10 program once more after totaling 479 yards of offense in a 45-17 win over Minnesota.

Kickoff from Beaver Stadium is set for noon ET on FOX.