Penn State and Pittsburgh will renew their rivalry at night on Sept. 8

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Saquon Barkley scored two touchdowns in Penn State’s win over Pitt last season at Beaver Stadium.

Kickoff time for the 99th meeting between Penn State and Pittsburgh has been set for 8 p.m. on Sept. 8, it was announced Wednesday. The Saturday night game at Heinz Field will be televised by 6ABC.

This will be the third contest in the current four-game series between the teams. The Nittany Lions defeated Pitt last season, 33-14, at Beaver Stadium behind two touchdowns each by Mike Gesicki and Saquon Barkley. The Panthers won, 42-39, in 2016 at Heinz Field. Penn State leads the series, 51-43-4.

This will be the 19th consecutive year that Penn State will play at least one regular-season night game. The Nittany Lions are scheduled for a night game on Friday, Sept. 21, at Illinois, with game time to be announced.