It was a bit of a surprise when the news came out earlier this year that Penn State's 2015 White Out game would take place against Michigan. It seemed, logically, that it made sense to give that honor to the game against Rutgers, which is guaranteed to be a night game at home against a conference foe.
Still, that game is prime for something special, and today, Penn State announced its plan for making Beaver Stadium look awesome under the lights. The matchup has been designated a Stripe Out, which means that the stadium will alternate between blue and white stripes, with the student section being all white.
Find out if you should wear Blue or White for the #PSUStripeOut vs. Rutgers (9/19)! Visit http://t.co/l1UoQM11qG. pic.twitter.com/iQWLh6KwKQ— Kris Petersen (@GoPSUKris) August 31, 2015
This is a really ambitious goal by the athletic department and the football program, and it's the kind of thing that can be messed up pretty easily if people don't make sure they know which color they're supposed to wear in their section (as an aside, if you're going to the game and you're not a student, make sure you know which color you're supposed to wear). However, if this works – and plenty of other schools have shown in the past that this isn't the toughest thing in the world to pull off – this is going to look amazing.
There's no word on whether Penn State will hand out shirts, but it seems like that's not going to happen, so if you're going, make sure you look at which color your section is for the game.