Your Official Penn State-Northwestern Drinking Game

Cheers to a home game that’s not at noon, folks!

Now, Penn Staters can get an early start to tailgating or spend more time in bed recovering from the night before. Regardless, we finally have an afternoon game in Happy Valley. It’s also the start of spooky SZN as Penn State kicks off October with a game against the Wildcats.

With so much to celebrate, it’s time to raise a glass for this week’s official drinking game. If you’re in Beaver Stadium, go ahead and raise a tall boy, too.

  • Ice cold beer is finally at Beaver Stadium. So, once you get your hands on one, take a nice, looonnggg sip for many more to come.
  • Take a sip if a friend says Northwestern is in California, Oregon, or Washington. They’re wrong but, to their credit, it is confusing.
  • Take a shot if Northwestern scores first. This could be a long one.
  • Chug for five seconds if Barney Amor places a punt inside the 10-yard line. (His leg is super-dee-duper!)
  • Take a sip for every impactful play a true freshman makes.
    • WARNING: Penn State’s freshmen have been absolutely stellar this season, so be careful.
  • Take a sip for every Chad Powers reference. Think fast, run fast, drink fast.
  • Take a shot every time Penn State goes three-and-out.
  • Finish your drink for ANY fourth down conversions.
  • Crack a new beverage to start the second half. Might as well, right?
  • Take a sip for any Penn State interception. Joey, this is your week, baby!
    • Bonus: Finish your drink if it’s returned for a touchdown.
  • Take a shot if Penn State is up by 20 going into the third. #WeWantDrew
    • Take a sip if Drew Allar gets some reps under center. The future is now!
      • Finish your drink if it’s because Sean Clifford got hurt.
    • Take another is Christian Veilleux comes in too!
  • Take a nice, loonngggg sip if Penn State comes out of this weekend undefeated.
    • Finish your drink if Penn State covers.
  • Take a shot if Penn State loses. It’ll be tough if it does, but at least the alcohol will comfort us.

As always, have fun, stay safe, and drink responsibly.

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Tobey Prime

Tobey is a senior studying broadcast journalism from Lancaster, PA. He is a major Pittsburgh sports fan and Miami Heat fanatic. When Tobey isn't writing for Onward State, you can catch him looking at photos of his pugs. Send your best insults to [email protected] or sports takes to @tobey_prime on Twitter.

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