There will be two pregame shows in Columbus for Nov. 23 clash between Penn State-Ohio State
Both currently unbeaten at 8-0, the matchup between No. 1 Ohio State and No. 4 Penn State at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on November 23 is likely to have significant College Football Playoff implications.
With the game airing on their network, FOX Sports is investing heavily in their pregame coverage.
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From the company’s press release on November 6:
FOX Sports has planned an all-out production blitz for its presentation of No. 4 Penn State at No. 1 Ohio State on Saturday, Nov. 23. Before the BIG NOON SATURDAY clash between the B1G East powerhouses, the network presents a special two-hour edition of BIG NOON KICKOFF with studio locations inside and outside Ohio Stadium.
Host Rob Stone, analysts Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart and former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer are live on FOX beginning at 10:00AM ET from outside the southeast entrance to Ohio Stadium near the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC). In the 11:00AM ET hour, the cast of BIG NOON KICKOFF moves inside the Horseshoe behind the end zone near the southwest tunnel for more analysis until the game kicks at 12:00PM ET. FOX College Football lead broadcasters Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and “The All-American Girl” Jenny Taft have the call.
Big Ten Network’s “BTN Tailgate” is also live from Columbus on Saturday, Nov. 23, located just east of FOX Sports’ outdoor studio location. Hosted by Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Michelle McMahon, “BTN Tailgate” begins at 10:00AM ET.
Possessing the nation’s third-best scoring offense at 48.2 points per game, the Buckeyes host Maryland (3-6) on Saturday at 12:00PM ET on FOX.
Penn State travels to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for a battle with No. 17 Minnesota (8-0) on ABC, also at 12:00PM ET.