Penn State is in the building in Pasadena.
The Nittany Lions arrived to the Rose Bowl about three hours ahead of kickoff against USC on Monday. It’s not quite the welcome Penn State gets when it arrives for a home game, but this was still a moment Penn State players and coach James Franklin won’t forget.
Penn State is representing the Big Ten in the Granddaddy of Them All for the first time since the 2008 season, when it lost to USC. The Nittany Lions were listed as a 7.5-point underdog by the Las Vegas Westgate SuperBook as of Monday afternoon.