After peaking at No. 4 in early October, James Franklin’s Nittany Lions have been on a slide dropping back-to-back games against Illinois and No. 6 Ohio State after losing to Iowa on Oct. 9.

No. 23 Penn State managed to put a notch in the win column for the first time in over 30 days on Saturday against Maryland. The Nittany Lions scored the final 17 points during their 31-14 victory over the Terrapins in College Park.

This week Franklin and the 6-3 Nittany Lions welcome No. 9 Michigan to Happy Valley for a Saturday afternoon for a classic November B1G East showdown.

The Penn State head coach met with the media on Tuesday to discuss preparations for the Wolverines.