A Classic Matchup

A championship buzz has surrounded Tuscaloosa this week as the #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will host the #18 Penn State Nittany Lions Saturday evening at Bryant-Denny Stadium. One legendary coach matched up against a legend in the making. One historic college football power against another. It’s a classic match-up.

A few quick facts about the Penn State-Alabama matchup history.

  • Alabama 0 Penn State 9 | 1990
  • Alabama 17 Penn State 16 | 1989
  • Alabama 8 Penn State 0 | 1988
  • Alabama 24 Penn State 13 | 1987
  • Alabama 3 Penn State 23 | 1986
  • Alabama 17 Penn State 19 | 1985
  • Alabama 6 Penn State 0 | 1984
  • Alabama 28 Penn State 34 | 1983
  • Alabama 42 Penn State 21| 1982
  • Alabama 31 Penn State 16| 1981
  • Alabama 14 Penn State 7 | 1979
  • Alabama 13 Penn State 6 | 1975
  • Alabama 0 Penn State 7 | 1959

The last time Penn State and Alabama played was 1990 and it was in Tuscaloosa. Penn State is 2-1 all time in Tuscaloosa and has outscored Alabama 32-9 in those three contests.

Alabama leads the series 8-4.

Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. CST and will air on ESPN.

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