With Penn State set to play its final home game of the season when it plays host to Nebraska on Saturday in Happy Valley, it will also be the final home game in the college careers of many of the team’s seniors.
With that in mind, Penn State coach James Franklin said in a press conference on Tuesday that he hopes the Penn State faithful will show up to support the seniors on Senior Day.
JF: "I would hope that we sell out the stadium Saturday for no other reason but to show the seniors how much we appreciate them."
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Franklin said that he is hoping the fans will sell out Beaver Stadium to thank the seniors for their “hard work and sacrifices that they’ve made.”
“I’m really proud of these guys and couldn’t be more thankful and appreciative that they chose to come and be a part of our family,” Franklin said.
In all, 23 seniors will be playing in their final home game in a Penn State jersey.
Franklin also noted on Tuesday that the Nittany Lions have to return the favor to the fans to thank them for their support throughout the season.
“Then it’s our job as coaches and players to play well and to thank the fans,” Franklin said. “To me, that’s the relationship we have. They come to support us and show us how much they appreciate the commitment and what these players have done. Then it’s us as coaches and players to thank the fans by going out and playing well and representing them well during the week and in the off-season, which we take a lot of pride in as well.”
Penn State and Nebraska will kick off at 4 p.m. ET (on FS1) on Saturday at Beaver Stadium.