Although the Michigan game is scheduled to be Penn State’s official Whiteout Game for the 2017 season, that isn’t stopping the students over at Nittanyville from calling for a student-wide Whiteout for this Saturday’s matchup against Pitt.
Arrive Early. Be Loud. Wear White#WearWhite #BeatPitt pic.twitter.com/IB7yMDNHyL— Nittanyville (@NittanyvillePSU) September 4, 2017
An impromptu Whiteout isn’t all that new of a concept, with similar processes happening for the Northwestern game in 2012 and for last year’s Iowa game.
While there’s a portion of the Penn State fan base that will argue the validity of the rivalry with Pitt, I don’t think this Saturday’s game can be mistaken for anything less than the biggest non-conference home game since Alabama in 2011. Granted, that might say more about the lack of legitimate opponents Penn State has faced, but the feeling of a big football week in early September hasn’t been around Happy Valley in quite some time. The Pitt game — in my opinion — is worthy of a Whiteout.