Rutgers on the menu for Penn State homecoming

Written by Craig Rhodes and | Nov 11, 2017 7:00 AM

(AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley. Indianapolis.

(University Park, PA) -- The Penn State Nittany Lions are no doubt glad to be back in the friendly confines of Beaver Stadium after suffering two straight tough losses on the road.

Kickoff is scheduled for noon today as the Lions host Rutgers in the annual Homecoming game.

Penn State will be looking to return to the win column after losing to Ohio State by a point in Columbus and by three points to Michigan State last Saturday in East Lansing.

The Lions have won 12 straight at Beaver Stadium dating back to the 2016 season.

Despite last weeks loss, quarterback Trace McSorley is coming off a historic performance, becoming Penn State's career passing touchdown leader.

He also became just the 4th Penn State quarterback to surpass 6,000 yards passing for a career.

The Scarlet Knights have managed to turn their season around, winning three of their last four, but they have struggled offensively, especially when trying to throw the ball.

They rank at of near the bottom in most Big Ten passing categories and they are next to last in the conference in scoring.

The forecast for the Veteran's Day game is partly sunny skies with the high temperature only in the mid-30's.

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