Penn State will be playing three times under the lights this season, including that rare mid-September Big Ten game at Rutgers.
It will mark the league debut for the Scarlet Knights and for Penn State head coach James Franklin.
And, yes, this won’t be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. This will be on-campus at comfy, 52,000-seat High Point Solutions Stadium.
But could there be a fourth night game looming?
Suddenly, it’s possible for Penn State, seeing as how the Big Ten has broken tradition and scheduled two prime time games in November. (Illinois at Ohio State, Nov. 1; Michigan State at Maryland, Nov. 15). The previous rationale was that late-season night games could make it tougher for fans, not only to sit through bad-weather games as temperatures drop, but also with bad road conditions at night.