Bryan Harsin on Auburn's visit to Beaver Stadium: 'Embrace it'
Auburn has looked sensational in the first two games of the Bryan Harsin era, outscoring Akron and Alabama State by a combined 122-10 to start the 2021 season.
The level of competition, however, is about to ramp up in a big way for the No. 22 Tigers, as they head to Penn State for a Saturday night showdown with the 10th-ranked Nittany Lions.
While the SEC features plenty of impressive stadiums, PSU’s Beaver Stadium, or Happy Valley as it is more affectionately known, is also among the best in the country, featuring a rabid crowd and a capacity of more than 106,000.
Harsin was asked Monday during his weekly press conference about playing in a setting like his team will see Saturday.
“I think this is part of what makes college football, and football in general, so special is you get to play in environments like that,” Harsin said. “Embrace it. … Enjoy the opportunity to get to go play good football in someone else’s house.”
Bryan Harsin ahead of a trip to Happy Valley: "I think this is part of what makes college football, and football in general, so special is you get to play in environments like that. Embrace it… Enjoy the opportunity to get to go play good football in someone else's house."
— Christian Clemente (@CClemente__) September 13, 2021
Penn State is 2-0 on the season, having won a huge road at Wisconsin 16-10 to open the 2021 campaign before beating Ball State last week, 44-13.
Saturday night’s game between the Tigers and the Nittany Lions will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. EST and be televised by ABC.