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Penn Parts Right

Sorting Through The Match-Ups On This Year's Penn State Football Schedule

The 2011 Penn State football schedule has gone out and that means analysts, supporters, and everybody between will start the entire process of projecting wins as well as defeats for Joe Paterno’s 2011 squad.

When looking at the 2011 Penn State football schedule, you see many familiar things, an extremely tough end to the schedule, along with a premier out-of-conference match-up in your own home stadium which will get viewed from all associated with conference football. In This year Penn State has their usual slate of home and away Big Ten conference games, but has this back loaded with season closing games at Wisconsin and Ohio State. However the majority of fans will be focusing on the early season match-up with Alabama. Penn State vs Alabama tickets will be probably the most difficult to get in 2011.

This past year Penn State visited Tuscaloosa, Alabama to play the Crimson Tide early in the season for a match-up of 2 of college football classic programs. Alabama had been one of the nation’s top groups and had been ranked #1 at that time. The game had lots of buzz, and many PSU fans made the trip, however the group was frankly overmatched. Penn State lost the game 24-3.

This year the game comes to State College, PA even though Alabama will still be an extremely gifted challenger, most likely ranked in the top 10, the game should be much more equally matched. Irrespective, it'll just as hyped not just between your Two fan bases but across the college football landscape in general. Also like this past year, it'll supply lots of motivation for that program and players through the entire off-season getting this type of powerful opponent entering Beaver Stadium so early in the season.

Beyond the Alabama game, Penn State has bracketed three extra out-of-conference games around Bama before getting into Big 10 play. The other OOC competitors are from mid-major conferences, including I-AA challenger and opening opponent Indiana State. Penn State also plays from Temple and at home vs Eastern Michigan in Sept.

Once Big Ten play starts, Penn State has home games versus Iowa, Purdue, Illinois, and new Big Ten member and instant Penn State rival Nebraska. Road games come against Indiana, Northwestern, and the prior pointed out games at Wisconsin and Ohio State to end the season. While the home and away competitors tend to be pretty well balanced in the Big Ten, the ultimate Two road games make the schedule overall being on the challenging side.

There is a new prize for Penn State in 2011 past their usual goals of a Big Ten Championship, Bowl Game, and BCS Championship. All those continue to be goals, but this season is the inagurual year for the Big Ten Championship game on December 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Winning the ‘Leaders’ Division would mean topping OSU and Wisconsin, but would place Penn State in the game.

Looking for Penn State vs Alabama Football tickets or Penn State vs Northwestern football tickets? You will find excellent ticket listings to these along with other top Penn State football matchups at PennStateCentral.com, as well as great deals on Penn State merchandise and clothing.

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