Annual Penn State Whiteout Game this Saturday against No. 2 Ohio State

Annual Penn State Whiteout Game this Saturday against No. 2 Ohio State

If you don’t know by now, this Saturday’s primetime game is not only against No. 2 Ohio State, but it is the annual Penn State whiteout game, in which all game attendees are encouraged to wear white in support of their Nittany Lions.

The last time Ohio State made the trip to Happy Valley was two years ago, the Buckeyes blew the 17-point lead, giving Penn State the opportunity to take the game all the way into double overtime, at which point the Buckeyes secured the win due to poor calls from the referees.

Wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (Fredericksburg, Va.) still remembers that game.

“That was probably the best one, the best college football game that I’ve ever been a part of and I’ve ever seen, life and up close and personal,” said Hamilton. “I really can’t compare it to anything else.”

That game, which was also a primetime and whiteout game, is remembered as being one of the most spirited and electrifying nights ever in Beaver Stadium.

Last year, on the road, Penn State played with heart but ultimately suffered a loss that did not need to be taken to any overtimes.


Twenty sixteen is a great unknown in the matchup for Penn State and Ohio State.

Despite being such a young team, one of the youngest in college football this season, Penn State has shown a tremendous confidence and fire every time they step on the field. They are consistently hushing the critics and raising up the fans. Ohio State is not walking into an easy competition. They are walking into the Lion’s Den.

While fans are getting hyped up for this game, the players and coaches are taking a more practical, logical approach to bringing down the Buckeyes.

“I think we need to make a one-dimensional team,” said cornerback Grant Haley (Atlanta, Ga.). “We obviously need to stop the run, the quarterback run especially, and also the running backs… If we can make them a one-dimensional team, it makes our chances of winning more successful.”

Haley went on to give his two cents about the incredible atmosphere of Beaver Stadium during a nighttime whiteout game.

“I mean, you could almost give the argument that is like a 12th man out there on the field. It’s electrifying. You can feel the ground shaking,” said Haley. “Everything we do is just to make them proud.”

Head Coach James Franklin is clearly keeping his cool despite the sellout crowd and primetime game slot.

“We don’t change our approach ,” said Franklin. “We need to prepare and we need to work hard all week long to give us the best opportunity to go out and play well on Saturday.”

Coach Franklin always says it best. The RV lots are sold out, and so are tickets… or if you can find one, you better be ready to smash your piggybank!

This Saturday’s game kicks off at 8 p.m. in Beaver Stadium. We can’t wait to see (and hear) all of the fans!