Auburn football fans beg for primetime whiteout versus Penn State
The last time the Auburn football team faced off against the Penn State Nittany Lions was in the 2003 Capital One Bowl in Orlando. This year, the Tigers will go up against the Nittany Lions in a regular-season game on the road, and it’s guaranteed to be a big deal.
Just this morning, it was announced that the Auburn-Penn State game will kick off at 6:30 p.m. central time, and will air on ABC. The primetime slot has Auburn football fans excited and hoping to see a potential Penn State whiteout for the night game.
Penn State’s Beaver Stadium holds 106,572 seats, which is a bit more than Jordan-Hare’s 87,451. The Penn State whiteout tradition began with the student section in 2004, but turned into a full-stadium affair in 2007, according to SBNation. Aside from 2010, there has been a designated whiteout game on the schedule since 2007.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and a mostly empty stadium, last year’s version of the whiteout was nothing like regular seasons, per All Penn State. Because of the primetime night game slot designated to the Nittany Lions and the Tigers, and the fact that Auburn will be one of PEnn State’s most notable home opponents this season, we could see the return of the real whiteout on Sept. 18, and Auburn football fans are loving the idea:
I hope they white us out. I just wanna experience it. https://t.co/RBmwhfiNZV
— Korey Speer (@KoreySpeer) May 18, 2021
— JM (@jmcollard0426) May 18, 2021
Is that a white out I smell? https://t.co/EVR8Ub6lWf
— PapAU John (@PapAUJohn_27) May 18, 2021
White. Out. https://t.co/h5Lsf8RSFM
— Alex Ferguson (@viewfromamerica) May 18, 2021
Please, Penn State, White Out the stadium vs. Auburn. I want it to look like a winter wonderland. I want it to be insanely loud. I want it to experience it all.
And then I want to walk out of Happy Valley with a smile on my face and a black heart. #WarEagle https://t.co/YpQGZaBiiQ pic.twitter.com/fm7Eb84Lzm
— Pablo Escobarner (blue check) (@PabloEscobarner) May 18, 2021
In their last meeting, the Nittany Lions fell to the Tigers 9-13, and we hope to see a repeat of the victory in September. Notably, Auburn will be the first SEC team to play in Beaver Stadium since Alabama in 2011. Whether or not Penn State fans white out the stadium, it will still be a primetime matchup between two opponents who haven’t played in years.