[Photo Story] Penn State vs. Rutgers
Penn State football emerged victorious for its last showdown at Beaver Stadium this year.
The Nittany Lions defeated Rutgers 27-6 after a slow first half during their annual Senior Day game and home finale. Despite a minuscule student section attendance due to Thanksgiving break, 105,114 fans showed out following the loss to Michigan to give a warm send-off to the blue and white seniors.
Our photographers were on the field to capture the game.
For one last time this year, the Nittany Lion-filled buses pulled up on Porter Road as fans lined up to greet the team as they entered home turf.
Before taking the field, 25 seniors were honored during the Senior Day celebration.
The Nittany Lions took the field to be greeted by blue and white faithful.
Rutgers kicked a field goal on its first drive, but Penn State bounced back with seven points from Kaytron Allen.
The first half was slow offensively, but Dani Dennis-Sutton got the team fired up following a fumble recovery.
Oh, and the Nittany Lion did some funny stuff. Rolling around the field in a mini Range Rover? Say less.
The Symbol Of Our Best also performed an epic dance show, hitting all of the middle school dance classics like “Gangnam Style” and “Crank That (Soulja Boy).”
Enter Beau Pribula.
Drew Allar exited the game after an apparent should injury. Pribula came in hot, finishing with 71 rushing yards. He consistently set up scoring plays by moving the ball downfield with his stout ground game.
Chop Robinson forced a strip-sack which he subsequently recovered. This guy knows how to cook.
There goes Fatman again.
Allen found the end zone once again to give Penn State a 20-6 lead in the fourth quarter. Allen rushed for 69 yards and two touchdowns Saturday.
Allen has proven he can perform when needed. Saturday marked the third multi-scoring game of his career.
The team shared laughs and hugs following the win. Beaver Stadium linked arms for an emotional Alma Mater for one last time in 2023.
Penn State will take on Michigan State at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 24, at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Tune into NBC to catch the Nittany Lions in action for their final regular-season outing.
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When paired with the Thespian Society by Penn State THON, the world changed for Theresa Illicete.
Fashanu is the Nittany Lions’ most recent First-Team All-American since Micah Parsons in 2019.
Johnson is the second Penn Stater to declare for the NFL Draft.