UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. -- The big story here is the rain, and not just because Chip Scoggins and I got drenched on our way into Beaver Stadium, dutifully observing the no-umbrella policy.
The forecast on Weather.com, calls for a 25 percent chance of rain around kickoff, inceasing to a 50 percent chance later in the game. Rain could lead to more turnovers. Penn State has turned the ball over 10 times in four games, compared to twice in three games for the Gophers.
At any rate, the rain is affecting the tailgating scene, and could hurt attendance.
The Gophers brought senior linebacker Nick Rallis on the trip. He's been out with an elbow injury, but it sounds like there's a chance he can play.
Check back here for other updates as game time approaches.