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Our Favorite Beaver Stadium Fan Cutouts

Penn State football’s matchup against Ohio State last weekend had a bit of a different crowd than a typical weekend.

While there weren’t many fans in Beaver Stadium, Penn State let the folks at home submit their photos to be printed on cardboard cutouts and placed throughout the stands in place of a live audience.

However, Penn State hasn’t yet used its state-of-the-art technology to bring us what we really want: a 360-degree camera that lets us explore the whole stadium. It already did for the White Out, so we know it could happen.

Fortunately, social media allows us to take a look at a few submitted photos and cutouts. The stadium had a wide array of alumni, cheerleaders, pets, and babies, and, naturally, we picked out a few of our favorites.  

That One Really Cool Dog

Photo via @PennStateFball

If you haven’t heard already, Penn State put up a lot of furry friends in the seats, and this guy may just take the cake for the coolest fan (and Good Boy™). I mean, look at those glasses! The ‘fit is on point. A true good boy gone bad, if you ask me.

A Blue Band Replacement?

Photo via @PennStateFball

Without the Blue Band on Halloween, Beaver Stadium needed someone to pump some jams and set the mood. Although we’re not entirely sure what kind of instrument this could be (Editor’s note: looks like a baritone), this guy looks like quite the music man. We’re glad he was there for the fight song and Alma Mater.

A Horse Girl’s Love

Photo via Penn State Athletics

There may be a section of dogs, but a horse in the stands was not what we expected to see at all. It’s probably best that this is just a cutout and not the real thing, though. That could be a nightmare for maintenance.

Double Trouble

Photo via @sarahrestano

Impressively, these two managed to both fit into one shirt (and cutout!). Might be a little tight but it’s sure to keep them warm during the long and cold games. Props to these super fans for their commitment!

Nittany Lion Lovin’

Photo via Penn State

We thought two people in one shirt was impressive, but this is on the next level. A picture of the beloved Nittany Lion with two Penn Staters at a full Beaver Stadium brings us back to the good ol’ days of college football. Sigh.

Sneezy The Squirrel

Photo via Penn State Athletics

Everyone’s favorite unofficial mascot made an appearance in the stands. Sneezy was looking quite snazzy with his adorable hat and encouraging sign. The team definitely needed this cutie to keep their heads up during that game.

That One Robert Pattinson Meme

Do we even need to introduce this one? Someone actually paid to have the Robert Pattinson tracksuit meme turned into a cardboard cutout. Maybe they went above and beyond to make the “Twilight” star sparkle as well.

Hopefully, Beaver Stadium’s cutouts will be explored more throughout the season, so keep an eye out for even more exciting characters in the stands. If you’d like, you can still take things into your own hands and get your own fun cutout!

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Mackenna Yount

Mackenna Yount is a freshman food science major from Manitou Springs, Colorado. She loves food, is addicted to coffee, and can give you random facts or bad jokes that nobody cares about. Ask her to bake gluten-free cupcakes and she'll throw in some brownies too. Mackenna can be contacted via Twitter @mackennayount.


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