It’s a beautiful 75 degrees under the bright lights of Beaver Stadium. The “We Are” chants are roaring, and the fans are waiting for Penn State Football to enter the field for the first time all season.
However, what makes this year so unique?
First, let me give you guys a little backstory … As a Penn State fan since birth, I’ve had to endure some grueling losses.
In 2019, the Minnesota Gophers pulled off the upset against the Lions in an instant classic.
Likewise, who could forget the Michigan game in 2005, when the refs added one second, which led to Mario Manningham’s game-winning touchdown? The image of his touchdown celebration still haunts me.
Granted, that team still went on to a great Orange Bowl victory over Florida State, but their season is nonetheless an example of a theme which has formed in the last 20 years.
Penn State Football; Close, but not close enough.
Earlier this year in May, I took a stroll through College Avenue, after eating at the Waffle Shop (great as always).
Let me tell you, I haven’t felt electricity in the air like that in a long time.
It makes total sense.
This year, Penn State Football is Drew Allar‘s team.
Allar, a highly anticipated five-star quarterback prospect eagerly awaited by Nittany Lions fans.
Then, add the notable transfers that Penn State acquired, especially in the Wide receiver room.
There isn’t a weak point on the roster which is why there is so much promise heading into the year.
Penn State Football Entering Championship Window?
With Ohio State losing quarterback C.J. Stroud, and others, along with Michigan being a home game, one has to ask themself, is this finally the year?
As fans eagerly anticipate the kickoff, the stage is set for Penn State to make its mark in college football again and continue adding to its illustrious legacy.