After dismissing Eastern Michigan by a score of 45-7 last week, the Nittany Lions face their first true home test of the year when the Knights of Central Florida come to town this Saturday.
The relationship between Bill O'Brien and UCF head coach George O'Leary has been a hot topic this week. O'Brien cut his teeth in coaching as an assistant at Georgia Tech under O'Leary.
PSU coach Bill O'Brien says he has a great relationship with UCF coach George O'Leary. "I owe him a lot. He taught me a lot about the game."— Rittenberg/Bennett (@ESPN_BigTen) September 10, 2013
The two continue to be friends and were a major part in the developments that led to Penn State and UCF scheduling a game in Ireland to open the 2014 season.
UCF enters the matchup with a 2-0 record of their own, after outscoring Akron and FIU by a combined score of 76-7. They're coming off a Thursday night game against Florida International that saw them come away as 38-7 victors.
These two haven't played since the 2004 season. That game saw Tony Hunt score three times on the ground, leading the Nittany Lions to a 37-13 win. Penn State's leading receiver that day was none other than Michael Robinson, according to ESPN.com.
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Place: Beaver Stadium, State College, Pa.
TV: Big Ten Network
Radio: Penn State Network Affiliates
Spread: Penn State opened as just at -3 but the line has moved to -5.5, per VegasInsider.com.