Not anytime soon, but in a few years.
Villanova agreed to a two-game series with Penn State for 2021 and 2025, with both contests taking place in Happy Valley.
“We are excited about the opportunity to get Penn State on the schedule. Playing two games in one of the best atmospheres in college football will be a great experience for our team,” said (head football coach Mark) Ferrante. “I think the Nova Nation will be excited to make the trip to Happy Valley. This game makes a lot sense for us on a number of levels.”
The Wildcats and Nittany Lions have met eight previous times on the gridiron with the last match-up coming with a 20-14 Villanova victory in 1951. Penn State currently leads the series by a 3-4-1 count.”
As for this season, Nova opens up tomorrow against Temple at Lincoln Financial Field. Penn State hosts Appalachian State at Beaver Stadium.
I previewed the Penn State and Temple seasons earlier this week and did not get around to doing Nova, so apologies for that. But the Wildcats are coming off a 5-6 season in which they lost four straight conference games after jumping out to a 4-2 start. They really struggled down the stretch, scoring just 28 points during that losing streak. They did, however, rebound in the season finale for a nice win over Delaware. James Madison, I would assume, is the Colonial favorite again this year, considering the fact that they haven’t lost a conference game in two full seasons.
As for PSU, the 2021 schedule now looks something like this: