Penn State Blue vs. Penn State White
Items of interest for fans: There’ll be an autograph session prior to the game beginning at 12:15 p.m. and lasting until 1:05 p.m. featuring the entire Nittany Lions roster — no matter which team they belong to for the game. Surrounding the stadium will be different activities for fans such as the Blue-White Mini-Carnival and the Fan Festival which kick off at 10:00 a.m. on Curtin Road near Beaver Stadium. The festival will feature a performance by the band My Zero Hero, who will step on stage at 11:00 a.m.
Fans interested in watching the team bus arrive can plan on the buses arriving at 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Parking lots will open at 8:00 a.m. for fans interested in getting an early start on tailgating.
Penn State Blue: Brent Pry
Penn State White: Tim Banks
Players to Watch: Penn State Blue: #1 Christian Campbell, #2 Tommy Stevens, #7 Koa Farmer, #73 Mike Miranda, #84 Juwon Johnson.
Penn State White: #7 Jake Zembiec, #10, Brandon Polk, #11 Irvin Charles, #31 Cam Brown, #39 Josh McPhearson.
The Game: The format of the game will feature a Penn State roster split between the Blue and the White teams. Making up the Blue team are many of the No. 1 guys on the depth chart, while the White team is made up of players trying to crack the starting lineup.
As far as game play is concerned, the game will feature regular scoring — six points for a touchdown, one point for an extra point, two points for a safety and three points for a field goal. The four quarters will be 11 minutes in length, albeit with a running clock until the final two minutes of each half. With two minutes remaining in each half, normal game clock operations will be used. For penalties and change of possessions, the clock will stop. Both teams will be allotted two times outs at 45 seconds a piece. Between the first and third quarter, there will be a 2:30 break.
At the half, media members will be taking part in on field drills as they attempt to catch punts from punters Blake Gillikin and Daniel Pasquariello. The last media member remaining will win a Penn State prize pack, and yours truly will be in the hunt for said prize pack and the ultimate glory of being the last media member standing.
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) April 21, 2017
Time: 3 p.m. EST
Location: Beaver Stadium; State College, PA
TV/Radio: BTN/Penn State Radio Network
Prugar’s Prediction: Penn State will undoubtedly win this game, however, I’m taking the Blue team to overcome the White team, 49-45.
I’m also personally hoping I make the final four of the 16 media members taking part of the contest and leaving with my dignity still in tact!
Stay tuned to Pittsburgh Sporting News for updates from Happy Valley throughout the afternoon.