Penn State wants everyone to know that College Gameday is going to Happy Valley for the fourth straight season.

In fact, on the graphic made up by the Penn State media department, they claim that State College is the only school to be so honored over the last four seasons.

The sport’s greatest road show is in town for Penn State’s Saturday night Halloween tilt with third-ranked Ohio State, a showdown that could get scary fast for the eighteenth-ranked Nittany Lions if the Buckeyes keep the pedal to the medal as they did in a Week One blowout over Nebraska.

The Nittany Lions return home after a stunning overtime loss on the road to the Indiana Hoosiers. 

Commensurate with earlier shows, the GameDay experience will be mitigated due to Covid-19 protocols. The show’s desk will be set up somewhere inside Beaver Stadium on a platform of reduced proportions, as opposed to the giant main stage built on a main quad or landmark with thousands of fans watching and cheering in person under normal conditions.

Fan participation has been reduced to a dystopian sounding “virtual pit,” which means a camera in front of a computer screen, something the individual will be required to apply for the privilege of partaking in beforehand. 

The game kicks off at 7:30 pm EST on ABC, the broadcast flagship in the ESPN family of networks.