Penn State Football 2022 Season Prop Bets

Penn State football is less than a week away, folks.

While you could head to your favorite sportsbook to put a wager on how many touchdowns Sean Clifford will throw or how many games the Nittany Lions will win, we wanted to have a little bit more fun.

To keep things interesting this year, we’ve devised some very real and not fake at all prop bets to keep an eye on throughout the season.

For those not familiar with prop bets, Onward State co-founder Evan Kalikow put it best: “A prop bet is short for proposition bet. Basically, it’s a bet on something not commonly betted upon. For example, lots of people bet on the score of the Super Bowl, but how many people bet on how many times the winning coach will say ‘humbled’ in the post-game press conference? That’s a prop bet.”

It’s important to note, however, Onward State is NOT a gambling site, and none of these bets are real whatsoever. We don’t encourage or promote gambling, but we do encourage having fun. Lots of it, actually.

Prop Bets

  • A row of bleachers goes crowd surfing in the student section: 8-1
  • Manny Diaz unveils a Penn State turnover chain: 3-1
  • Penn State becomes bowl eligible: 2-1
  • A media member references the “good, great, elite” speech after an Ohio State loss: 6-1
  • James Franklin has a meltdown and tries to fight a fan: 75-1
  • Penn State loses two games in a row: 10-1
  • A police helicopter breaks up a rowdy tailgate: 15-1
  • Someone enters the transfer portal in the middle of the season: 4-1
  • College GameDay continues its Happy Valley streak: 6-1
  • Someone drops the Land-Grant Trophy: 25-1
  • A famous alum leads a drunk “We Are” chant on the Beaver Stadium jumbotron: 5-1
  • The “Are you ready for Penn State football?” guy loses his voice: 10-1
  • Pat Kraft brings back the JoePa statue: 409-1


  • On-field backflips executed after a win: 16
  • Number of times someone in the student section mistakes Mitchell Tinsley for Jahan Dotson: 150
  • Number of times James Franklin says “1-0”: 55
  • Beaver Stadium blimp appearances: 1.5
  • Tweets demanding Drew Allar goes in at quarterback: 107,000
  • Broadcasters who mention how old Sean Clifford is: 6
  • Lost freshmen in the tailgate lots before game one: 1,500
  • Number of underages handed out in the tailgate lots: 300
  • Rumors that James Franklin leaving Penn State: 0.5
  • Dollar amount of NIL deals signed during the season: 500,000
  • Katie Feeney on-field TikToks: 10.5
  • Snow games: 0.5
  • Players that opt out of the bowl: 5

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Ryan Parsons

Ryan is a redshirt senior majoring in business and journalism from "Philadelphia" and mostly writes about football nowadays. You can follow him on Twitter @rjparsons9 or say hi via email at [email protected].

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