With 407 wins, Penn State coach Joe Paterno is a victory away from tying the legendary Eddie Robinson for second on the all-time list for college coaches.
The Nittany Lions (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) play at Northwestern (2-4, 0-3 Big Ten) in a 7 p.m. Big Ten game. The Big Ten Network is televising the game.
Robinson, who passed away at age 88 in 2007, coached at Grambling, a historically black college. Saint John’s (Minn.) University coach John Gagliardi is first on the all-time list with 480 wins.