Hostile Happy Valley? Penn State adds hype to upcoming Auburn game
Auburn takes on one of the toughest non-conference games in the SEC when the Tigers travel to Penn State on Sept. 18. Now Penn State has pegged one of its most well-known themed games for the visiting Tigers.
It is unusual that the Nittany Lions choose a non-conference opponent for the White Out game, but that’s what they’re doing this year. The White Out is typically done for the Nittany Lions’ toughest opponent each season. For the past eight years, Michigan and Ohio State have had a lock on the spot since the two are on alternate years. The last time Penn State has elected to play someone else is when it faced No. 3 Alabama in 2011, AL.com reported.
The game is set for 7:30 p.m. on ABC.
It is believed to be a seven to 10-point advantage for Penn State, according to former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.
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“This is a home environment that really impacts the game… It’s usually a 7 to 10 point differential that right now is zero.”@CoachUrbanMeyer shares how not having a “White Out” at home against Ohio State will impact Penn State this weekend ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/ZPdAo6M1Ll
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