The UMass Minutemen (1-6) visit the No. 6 Penn State Nittany Lions (5-0) at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, October 14, 2023.
Interested in watching the matchup between the Nittany Lions and Minutemen? You can do so on BTN.
When is Penn State vs. UMass and when does it start?
This contest between the Nittany Lions and Minutemen will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2023. Expect to see the kickoff at 3:30 PM ET.
Where to watch Penn State vs. UMass
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What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on BTN.
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Penn State Stats & Insights
The Nittany Lions took down the Northwestern Wildcats 41-13 in their most recent game.
Penn State ranks 43rd in total offense this year (430.4 yards per game), but has been shining on the defensive side of the ball, ranking best in the FBS with 430.4 yards allowed per game.
The Nittany Lions own the 69th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (235.6 passing yards per game), and they’ve been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking best with just 139.6 passing yards allowed per game.
Penn State has been surging on both offense and defense in the running game, ranking 25th-best in rushing offense (194.8 rushing yards per game) and fifth-best in rushing defense (71.0 rushing yards allowed per game).
The Nittany Lions have been making things happen on both sides of the ball this season, as they rank 11th-best in scoring offense (40.6 points per game) and second-best in scoring defense (9.6 points allowed per game).
UMass Stats & Insights
In their most recent game, the Nittany Lions won 41-13 over the Northwestern Wildcats.
UMass has sputtering defensively, ranking ninth-worst with 453.9 total yards allowed per game. It has been better offensively, putting up 396.4 total yards per contest (67th-ranked).
The Minutemen are compiling 253.7 passing yards per contest on offense this season (54th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are giving up 232.0 passing yards per game (75th-ranked) on defense.
UMass’ defense has been bottom-25 in run defense this season, ceding 221.9 rushing yards per game, which ranks third-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 85th with 142.7 rushing yards per contest.
The Minutemen have not been getting things done on defense, ranking second-worst with 39.4 points given up per game. They have been more effective offensively, generating 26.1 points per contest (87th-ranked).
Penn State Key Players to Watch
Drew Allar has 1,092 passing yards (218.4 ypg) to lead Penn State, completing 64.6% of his passes and collecting nine touchdown passes this season. He’s also helped out on the ground with 78 rushing yards (15.6 ypg) on 31 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
The team’s top rusher, Kaytron Allen, has carried the ball 69 times for 307 yards (61.4 per game), with two touchdowns this year.
This season Nicholas Singleton has 111 receiving yards (22.2 per game) on 13 catches with one touchdown, while also piling up 283 rushing yards (56.6 per game) on 74 carries with six touchdowns.
Keandre Lambert’s 372 receiving yards (74.4 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s totaled 25 receptions and three touchdowns.
Tyler Warren has reeled in 14 passes for 115 yards (23.0 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
UMass Key Players to Watch
Carlos Davis leads UMass with 886 passing yards (221.5 ypg) on 62-of-101 passing with six touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season.
The team’s top rusher, Kay’Ron Adams, has carried the ball 130 times for 661 yards (94.4 per game), with six touchdowns this year.
This season Gregory DeRosiers has rushed for 107 yards (15.3 per game) on 18 carries with one touchdown, while also catching 12 passes for 148 yards (21.1 per game) and two touchdowns.
Anthony Simpson’s team-leading 566 receiving yards (80.9 yards per game) have come on 33 receptions with three touchdowns.
Mark Pope has caught 20 passes for 272 yards (38.9 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
George Johnson’s 20 grabs have yielded 262 yards (37.4 ypg) and two touchdowns.