Fresh off a season-opening shutout win against Howard, Akron hits the road in Week 2 to face a Penn State squad off to a good start under first-year head coach James Franklin. Last week Penn State beat UCF in Ireland, 26-24 behind a strong performance from Christian Hackenberg.
Today Akron quarterback Kyle Pohl will go head to head with Hackenberg in a battle of quarterbacks. The Zips' offense, led by Pohl, looked fantastic in Week 1, but that was against an FCS foe. Akron has now won four straight game dating back to last season and the offense will hope to keep that streak alive and give Akron its first road opening win since 1998 and its first 2-0 start to the season since 1993.
Akron's defense will need to play aggressive and get after Hackenberg, and on offense, Akron will need to get the running game more involved if they hope to notch their first win ever against Penn State. The Nittany Lions lead the all-time series 4-0.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at noon.
WHERE: Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.
TV: Depending on the market you're in, this game will either be broadcast on your local ABC affiliate, or on ESPN2. Mike Patrick and Ed Cunningham are on the call. Jeanine Edwards is handling sideline duties.
STREAMING: This game is available to be streamed live via ESPN3 and WatchESPN on the WatchESPN app available for Android, iOS and many streaming devices.
RADIO: Zips fans can hear this game on WARF 1350 AM.
ODDS: Early odds had Akron as a 14 point underdog, with the over-under listed as 51.