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Your Official Penn State-Illinois Drinking Game

The time has come for the first away game of the season, folks.

Whether you’re watching from a bar, a frat, an apartment with friends, or in your Penn State fan cave, the booze will keep coming in this weekend… just like the wins from our Nittany Lions. Away games are a great chance to let your body rest in between the excitement of home games, but you can’t let yourself get too comfortable.

Without further ado, let’s drink get into it:

  • If you’re watching the game in State College, crack open a brew and take a sip.
  • Take a shot if you went home this weekend. We don’t blame you.
  • Take a few sips if you’re in comfy clothes or PJs. Once again, we don’t blame you.
  • If you took a road trip to good ‘ol Illinois, major props to you. Take a shot. And then a sip. That’s probably all there is to do in Illinois.
  • If someone whips out homemade buff chick dip, dig in, then take a swig.
  • Take a sip every time a Penn Stater is shown on TV. Take another sip if they’re wearing white.
  • Every time Drew Allar throws a touchdown pass, give your buddies a fist bump and take a swig.
  • If Illinois scores a touchdown, finish your drink and punch a pillow (not your wall).
  • If Penn State scores on a t-formation touchdown, finish your drink. Run the damn ball.
  • If Beau Pribula gets into the game, have a swig or two.
  • Take a shot every time someone on the broadcast says “nine overtimes.” It’s been a long two years.
  • Have a drink if Olu Fashanu lifts someone in the air. The bromance is real.
  • Take a long sip if KeAndre Lambert-Smith makes a 30+ yard reception.
  • Take a shot if Riley Thompson puts a punt inside the 20-yard line. Punters rock.
  • If James Franklin yells at a ref, take three sips because why not? It be like that sometimes.
  • If Penn State misses a field goal, sling down a shot and take a lap. Breathe.
  • Take a shot if Kalen King makes an interception. King shit.
  • If Penn State wins, chug the rest of your drink and get hype for the White Out next weekend!

As always, be safe and have fun. Cheers!

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Evan Halfen

Evan Halfen is a junior broadcast journalism major from Newark, DE, and is one of Onward State's associate editors. Evan loves all things Penn State, tailgating, being loud, just about any beach, and his puppies, Butterscotch and Wentzy. You can direct all your tips, roasts, and jokes to his Instagram: @evan.halfen or email: [email protected]

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