April 24, 2012 at 1:53 PM
After a 2011 season which featured no home games at night, the Nittany Lions will turn on the Beaver Stadium lights in 2012.
Penn State will host Ohio State for a 6 p.m. showdown on Oct. 27, and the game will be broadcast on either ESPN on ESPN2.
The Ohio State contest will be one of two prime time games the Lions are set to appear in for the upcoming season, the other being an Oct. 20 game at Iowa. The kickoff is set for 8 p.m. when Penn State travels to Iowa City and the game will air on the Big Ten Network.
The Lions downed both the Buckeyes and Hawkeyes last season, and both games were decided by less than 10 points.
Penn State only played in one night game last season — a 34-24 win on Oct. 22 over Northwestern in Evanston, Ill.
The last time the Lions hosted a night game was in the 2010 season when Penn State won a 41-31 shootout over Michigan on Oct. 30.
The two night games are the only games that have a kickoff time set so far for Penn State’s 2012 season. The other 10 regular season games for the Lions have still yet to be determined.