Penn State fans love the White Out. But Nittany Lions coach James Franklin might like it even more.
At the media session on Tuesday, Franklin quipped that a Penn State White Out is better than the holidays.
“The only thing I like more than Christmas is a White Out football game,” Franklin said.
Penn State coach James Franklin loves the White Out
James Franklin: "The only thing I like more than Christmas is a white-out football game."
— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) October 17, 2017
ESPN must like the White Out, too, as College GameDay will be at Penn State on Saturday. It’s the first time College GameDay will have traveled to Penn State since the 2009 season.
Analyst Kirk Herbstreit repeatedly has said Penn State’s student section is the best in the country.
At 6-0 and No. 2, Penn State has its highest AP Poll Top 25 ranking since reaching No. 2 in 1999. The defending Big Ten champions are a leading contender for the College Football Playoff and seem to be almost a consensus pick to make the four-team playoff. But the next few weeks will determine just how far Penn State could go this season.
After playing Michigan, the Nittany Lions play at Ohio State and at Michigan State. The Wolverines, Buckeyes and Spartans are all ranked in the Top 25. But first Penn State must defeat Michigan with a large Beaver Stadium home edge. The game is at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.