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Relive The White Out Atmosphere In Beaver Stadium

The White Out win over then-No. 19 Michigan was one for the ages. College GameDay made its way to campus, certainly adding to the hype heading into the primetime matchup. The atmosphere created by the record-setting crowd was loud from well before the first whistle, as the stadium was nearly full an hour before the showdown.

Great offensive performances from Trace McSorley, Saquon Barkley, and DaeSean Hamilton were complemented by another dominant defensive performance led by Jason Cabinda. There is no doubt that the team gave Beaver Stadium a whole lot to cheer about.

You can relive the unbelievable atmospheric conditions (if you will) through these videos:

Pregame Show

The Penn State crowd showed up early and made a whole lot of noise. For a great video of the Blue Band’s pregame performance, check out this video from YouTube user Gerry Balz who always seems to upload the best Penn State Blue Band content. This one comes fully loaded with the earsplitting “Let’s Go PSU” chant:

Team Entrance

The Penn State team entrance basically went viral on Saturday night and Sunday morning, as the level of intensity was palpable. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a Penn State football game with quite the same entrance as Saturday night’s game. There was a certain pride and excitement that emanated through Beaver Stadium. These three videos from College GameDay, Kirk Herbstreit, and Marty Smith showcase all of that:

The Actual Game

Like I said, the fans were unbelievably loud from start to finish. It didn’t matter if it was first down or fourth down, the crowd made it hard on O’Korn and Co. Here, Marty Smith captured the Nittany Lions’ third and goal stop in the second quarter, as well as the noise that went along with it:

110k+ is certainly loud for an opposing offense to deal with, but it’s certainly not any quieter when the Heisman frontrunner is making catches like this:

Sweet Caroline

This post would be incomplete without looking back on the rendition of Sweet Caroline that reverberated throughout the stadium. Once again, Kirk Herbstreit provided the world with a fantastic view of the Penn State tradition:

Alma Mater

And, of course, it is only right to cap it off with a video of the student section screaming the Alma Mater with all of its might.


For yet another video – this one with the We Are chant, some Blue Band performances, and even the Lionette performance – you’re in luck:

The trouncing of Michigan in the White Out provided a stadium atmosphere that would be nearly impossible to match anywhere else. It feels good to be a Penn Stater.

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Derek Bannister

Derek is a senior majoring in Economics and History. He is legally required to tell you that he's from right outside of Philly. Email Derek compliments and dad-jokes at [email protected]


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