College football fans can provide some powerful moments. At Penn State on Saturday night, they turned up the heat with a white out.
Wait until you see this clip. Fans were given white pom-poms and they also wore white shirts. There also is a little element of a rock-and-roll concert thanks to some nifty fireworks.
Put it all against a nighttime sky over Happy Valley, Pa., and Outsiders can just sit and enjoy this moment.
The 10th-ranked Big 10 Nittany Lions were hosting SEC team No. 22 Auburn. It was being televised nationally on ABC.
What a view. It’s another fantastic college football moment this season and the action went down at Beaver Stadium.
It’s a yearly event for Penn State to have its “White Out” game. Like we said, since games were not allowed to have full houses last season, it has been two years since this tradition took place.
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James Franklin, Penn State head football coach, has been putting together the pieces for that team. Penn State started its season on the road with a 16-10 victory over Wisconsin.
That meant their home football season didn’t start until Week Two. Franklin, though, was ready and felt like their fans could use a little inspiration.
Do you think those cats at Penn State really needed some revving up? Heck, they haven’t been there 107,000 strong since two seasons ago.
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Auburn quarterback Bo Nix was going up against Penn State signal-caller Sean Clifford. They have both gone over the 5,000-yard career passing mark at their respective colleges.
Auburn Coach Bryan Harsin also had his eyes and, well, ears ready for Saturday night’s showdown. He talked about it during his weekly call with reports.
“The biggest thing is just the distractions that come with playing on the road, playing in a game like we’re going to play,” Harsin said. “I think there’s a lot of positive things around the game that we can all enjoy and know that it’s a part of having a great challenge on Saturday.
“But it comes down to the maturity of our team, the leadership of our team and our coaches will continue to talk to our players about it,” he said.
Right now, Harsin is 2-0 in his first season at Auburn. Franklin, in his eighth season at Penn State, is 62-38 there.
That’s what both coaches brought into Saturday night. How it ends will be interesting to watch. The “White Out” game could give those Nittany Lions an advantage.