All Rights Reserved. “It is an experiment,” Barron said last week of restarting football amid COVID-19. He is also an effective receiver, although he’s been used less in the passing game ater catching five passes in week one. The borough instituted an ordinance limiting social gatherings and requiring mask-wearing. section: | slug: | sport: collegefootball | route: team_page_home | While advocating for more testing, Beth Seymour, faculty senate chair, defended the university’s efforts to keep the campus and community safe, a job that has been unfairly thrust upon it. It has been described as "the best atmosphere in college football. Over 20,000 students participated and, despite losing the game, it was deemed a marginal success.

All White Out games are showcased with an advanced fireworks display lining the east and west (long ends) of Beaver Stadium.

Justin Lee, a junior from northern Virginia, said he has opted to be tested nearly every week since the semester began. While the "wear white" participation was about the same as it was in the previous game, the crushing 6–4 loss resulted in a drop in popularity of the event. Things came to a head shortly before halftime against Nebraska last week, as Clifford was shown the bench after throwing his sixth interception of the season, and then lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. [6] The game against Ohio State was rescheduled to October 31st when the Big Ten announced its updated conference-only schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the 2007 game against Notre Dame, the all-white dress code would be officially extended to all spectators, not just the student section.

“The majority of students will do their part to help maintain social distancing and find ways to interact with those who they live with so as not to spread the virus,” said student body president Zachary McKay, 21, of Pittsburgh. Penn State ran the ball for a touchdown on the next play to finish the game, making it the longest in Big Ten history. The university recently gave its police power to enforce mask-wearing on campus. “Now, the only place we really come is the library,” said Haylie McSwaney, 21, a junior from Pittsburgh, as she sat outside it studying last week. It was one of multiple large events police responded to, said borough manager Tom Fountaine. Sophomore Spencer Petras is in his first year as starting quarterback for the Hawkeyes after throwing 11 passes in the previous two seasons. Penn State students pass by a vacant storefront on College Avenue, across the street from the main campus, in downtown State College, Pa., on Wednesday. And all the rest are aired on either regional or conference-specific networks. One thing Petras has done extremely well is keeping defenses on its toes by spreading the ball around. Perhaps the most influential White Out was Penn State's 24–21 upset win over No. “I’m excited for football to start," said student Lauren Alexander, 20, of State College, “but I’m also scared as hell.”. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. The Nittany Lions tied the game after a touchdown with only 27 seconds remaining, and the Wolverines missed a field goal short on the ensuing drive to end regulation. [1] This was the first of only two White Outs to feature a non-conference opponent, with the other being Alabama in 2011. Penn State-Michigan Set for Noon Clash on ABC. As of Friday, there were 238 active cases — a slight uptick from Tuesday. Find out the latest on your favorite NCAAF teams on CBSSports.com. Far fewer students are in isolation and quarantine on campus.

Barron said he supported the plan to give student athletes the playing opportunity they deserve. Lexy Pathickal, a Penn State student from Yardley who is vice president of the student body, told family members not to visit her the weekend of the Ohio State game out of safety concerns. She got herself tested for the virus last week because she was worried about exposure to a student who had been partying. State College Borough Mayor Ronald Filippelli is concerned about the return of football and the impact it could have on the spread of the virus. Despite being predicted to get blown out prior to kickoff, the Nittany Lions played a tough, close game and led the Buckeyes at various points. Goodson is an all-purpose running back who does everything well, picking up tough yardage with the ability to make a cut and explode for long gains as well.

After a defensive pass interference call in the endzone, the ball was placed on the one-yard line. At 6-5, 231 lbs., Petras is mostly comfortable staying in the pocket, but will escape for some additional yardage here and there. Weather: A pleasant and clear day, with a high near 50 that will cool down to the upper-40s as the game stretches into evening. Penn State’s 2020 season trends continued in excruciating fashion in a 41-21 loss to Iowa, marking program history as the first team to ever begin a season with an 0-5 record.

Penn State had a chance to tie in the fourth, but Chuck Fusina threw an interception into the Alabama end zone.

Even though the 2004 season had three games with dress codes, only the game against Purdue is counted as an official White Out.[1]. They are solid at all three levels, and the defensive line can especially cause problems for the Nittany Lions offensive line that has strugglied mightily in pass protection. Penn State plays a cleaner game, but mistakes ultimately doom them once again against a team that doesn’t beat itself. National college football reporter rips Michigan following win, Iowa beats Penn State; Nittany Lions 0-5 for first time, Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth out for season, Pat Freiermuth to have season-ending surgery, THE LOW FIVE: Penn State vs. Iowa game recap, Live Updates: Iowa 41, Penn State 21 - Final, Micah Parsons reacts as Penn State falls to 0-5 for first time, WATCH: Sean Clifford enters off bench, throws second TD pass, PSU LB Brandon Smith helped off after sustaining left leg injury, Penn State defensive starter sidelined again, PODCAST: Previewing Iowa matchup, QB plan and O-line's next step, 247Sports Composite update: New 4-stars & Buckeyes commit bump, Will Levis honored as Penn State Player of the Nebraska Game, PSU commits Bruce and Dinkins get bumps in 247Sports rankings, Penn State staff affected by false positive COVID-19 tests, POSTGAME PODCAST: Penn State falls to 0-5 with 41-21 loss to Iowa, View all Nittany Lions Tickets on Stubhub. Most are not college age. The 11 Craziest Trick Plays in College Football... Katie Nolan breaks down college football bowl s... Top 15 Offenses in College Football History, Penn State's 5th Interception of QB Testaverde. The two teams also scored 61 the year previous in Bloomington, a … On the flip side, he also bungled a snap that led to a missed extra-point attempt by Jake Pinegar. No rain and little wind expected. Over the course of his career, Duncan is 42-of-51 and 84-of-86 on extra point attempts. He finished with eight catches (on 11 targets) for 139 yards and was on the receiving end of a 68-yard bomb for Clifford in the third quarter.