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[Photo Story] Penn State vs. Alaska Anchorage

Who doesn’t love spring ball?

Earlier today, Penn State football took on the University of Alaska Anchorage in a spring scrimmage to get the team ready for the 2024 season. The game took place at Alaska Stadium in Anchorage, home of the Seawolves.

As always, our photographers were on the scene to capture all of the action. In Onward State’s longest journey yet, the team traveled all the way to Anchorage to cover the game. Let’s take a look back at some of the photos our photographers captured before their hands froze.

It may be warming up here in State College, but spring is still snow season in Alaska. Before fans entered the stadium, crews were out plowing roads to make sure everything was ready to go.

Due to the weather, most of the yards were gained by running backs. Penn State’s two premier backs, Kaytron Allen and Nick Singleton, both found the end zone in the first half.

The Seawolves hung in there, though. Alaska Anchorage put up 14 of its own points before half.

The Seawolves would’ve likely scored more if not for the defensive efforts of Abdul Carter, who recorded two sacks in the first half alone.

Quarterback Drew Allar played well in the first half, considering the conditions, but was unfortunately taken back to the locker room as frostbite and hypothermia symptoms began to show.

Following Allar’s exit, backup quarterback Beau Pribula stepped in. It didn’t take long for Pribula to make an impact, throwing a touchdown to tight end Tyler Warren.

It seemed all but certain that the game was going to overtime, tied 21-21. However, Sander Sahaydak sealed the win for the Nittany Lions with a last-second field goal.

After the game, coach James Franklin addressed the media from Alaska Stadium’s press room.

Editor’s note: This story is part of Onward State’s April Fools’ Day series. It is satirical, meant for entertainment, and not to be taken literally. Any quotes were made up for the purpose of this post.

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Mikey DeAngelis

Mikey DeAngelis is a junior majoring in film production who is also serving as one of Onward State's visual editors. During his free time, he enjoys making content for his YouTube channel. Mikey loves Philly sports, traveling and hiking in National Parks, and watching movies. To reach Mikey, feel free to reach out on Twitter (@mikey_deangelis) or by email ([email protected]).

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