[Photo Story] Penn State vs. Michigan
Pain, sweet pain.
Ultimately, all of the excitement was extinguished by another disappointing loss for the Nittany Lions, a loss that effectively ended their chances of a run at the Big Ten Championship and the College Football Playoff. There was a wide range of emotions from fans, coaches, and players alike.
As always, our photographers were on the field to capture all the action. Let’s look back at some photos.
The Nittany Lions arrived in style to a large crowd of fans, donning their letterman jackets.
The team took the field for warmups as 110,856 fans filled Beaver Stadium.
Speaking of the fans, they were loud. The crowd was intense for most of the game, trying its best to influence the Wolverines as much as possible.
There were some notable names in attendance, including the crew from Big Noon Kickoff, Adam Breneman, and Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro.
As the chants of “We Are Penn State!” roared through the stadium, the Nittany Lions emerged from the tunnel ready for battle.
No matter the result, the Stripe Out sure is a thing of beauty.
The Nittany Lion defense played well in the first half to minimize Heisman-hopeful JJ McCarthy’s impact. In fact, McCarthy only threw for 60 yards in the entire game. However, the run defense struggled against the Wolverines.
After struggling on offense, Penn State finally found the end zone at the end of the first half thanks to a run from Drew Allar.
In the second half, an early turnover put the Nittany Lions on their back foot. The offense continued to struggle, missing some crucial opportunities while the defensive also had trouble containing the Michigan run game.
After scoring a late touchdown, Michigan fans taunted the Penn State fans, waving goodbye as fans left the stadium early.
By the end of the game, the students who were left in the student section were fed up. Some even resorted to throwing bottles, Zyn containers, and other trash onto the field.
As the clock reached zero, there were plenty of Nittany Lions visibly upset by the result. The team locked arms for a tear-filled rendition of the Alma Mater.
Head coach James Franklin watched on as chants calling for his firing rained down from the stands.
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