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‘Mo Bamba’ The Latest Post-Penn State vs. Iowa Dance Hype Video

When Penn State and Iowa cross paths, you’re usually guaranteed a few things that make the Big Ten great: smash-mouth football, exciting finishes, and big defensive stands.

You might as well also include a memorable post-game dance party hype video on that list.

After the Nittany Lions held on for their first win of the season against a ranked opponent Saturday, the team broke out dancing to Sheck Wes’ “Mo Bamba.” Some players even jumped into the stands to celebrate with fans before singing the alma mater.

The celebration was a welcome catharsis of pent-up emotion and joy following a pair of disappointing losses at Beaver Stadium and a sloppy game without much engagement from the crowd.

“Mo Bamba” is the latest song to take the Penn State football fanbase by storm, following in the footsteps dance steps of two other notable post-Iowa celebrations.

Amani Oruwariye‏  posted a video of the team doing the Mannequin Challenge while dancing to Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” in the midst of its magical run to a Big Ten championship in 2016.

Even two years later, the excitement in the locker room of a team climbing back to the top of the Big Ten out of nowhere is pretty moving.

The team celebrated its walk-off win against the Hawkeyes last year with another memorable locker room dance party, this time documented by Marcus Allen. In Iowa’s infamous pink visitors locker room, the team got down to a remix of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” in a video starring Allen and Trace McSorley.

Cardi B herself even showed the Nittany Lions some love, quote-tweeting Allen’s video.

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Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci is Onward State’s managing editor, a preferred walk-on honors student, and a senior majoring in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. If you want to hear the story or are bored and want to share prequel memes, follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter or email him at [email protected] All other requests and complaints should be directed to Onward State media contact emeritus Steve Connelly.


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