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Penn State vs. Kent State In Photos

The 2016 football season kicked off with a win against Kent State on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The Nittany Lions played the Golden Flashes for the first time since 2011, and while they struggled in the first half, the team came away with a 33-13 win. Here is the game in review through the lens of Onward State’s photographer, Dana Lipshutz.

Hackenberg comes to support the team during Kent State Football Fall 2016
Christian Hackenberg makes a surprise visit to support the team during warm-ups and much of the first half.
The Blue Band, per tradition, lead the team out of the tunnel before every home game.
The Blue Band, per tradition, lead the team out of the tunnel before the game.
Trace McSorely, in his first official start at quarterback, scrambles out of the pocket, something we would see him do frequently for the rest of the game.
Trace McSorely, in his first official start at quarterback, scrambles out of the pocket, something we saw him do frequently for the rest of the game.
Grant Haley edges the crowd on during a "We Are..." chant.
Grant Haley hypes up the crowd during a “We Are…” chant.
Sophomore, Saquon Barkley ran for over 100 yards in the opening game.
Sophomore Saquon Barkley ran for more than 100 yards in the opening game.
DeAndre Thompkins makes an amazing catch in the second quarter, however the drive didn't result in a touchdown.
DeAndre Thompkins makes an amazing catch in the second quarter. However, the drive didn’t result in a touchdown.
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Cornerback John Reid and Defensive Tackle Antoine White tag team a tackle.
Evan Schwan goes down with an injury, but is able to walk off the field himself.
Evan Schwan goes down with an injury but is able to walk off the field himself.
Garrett Sickels and Antoine White tackle a kent state football player fall 2016
Antoine White and defensive end Garrett Sickels sack the Kent State quarterback.
Saquon Barkley looks over towards Trace McSorely during the midsts of the game.
Saquon Barkley looks over at Trace McSorely in the midst of the game.
Mike Gesicki and Trace McSorely embrace after Gesicki scored for the second time that game.
Mike Gesicki and Trace McSorely embrace after Gesicki scored for the second time during the home opener.
As per tradition, the team gathered in the South end zone to sing the Alma Matter with the student section fans.
Per tradition, the team gathered in the South end zone after the game to sing the Alma Matter with the fans in the student section.

About the Author

Dana Lipshutz

Dana Lipshutz is a junior majoring in Graphic Design who comes from the typical “right outside of Philly” town of Warrington. She is the friend that takes all the pictures but never makes it into any of the cool photos. She overuses the word ‘hooligan’ and likes Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips and raspberry ice tea a bit too much. You can email her at [email protected] or you can follow her @DanaLipshutz however it’s mostly just retweets of Beyoncé gifs/memes.

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