Athletics

Penn State Blue squad topples White 37-0 in 
front of 72,000

Coach James Franklin was very animated during pregame warmups before the Blue-White game on Saturday, April 12, at Beaver Stadium. The springtime scrimmage was the first chance fans had to see the new coach in action. Credit: Annemarie Mountz / Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Spring arrived in Happy Valley in full force April 12 for the annual Penn State Blue-White Game presented by AAA, as an estimated 72,000 fans watched the Blue squad defeat the White squad, 37-0, inside a sun-drenched Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The crowd of 72,000 was third-largest in Blue-White Game history, trailing only 76,500 in 2009 and 73,000 in 2008. The temperature hit 70 degrees as the huge crowd took in coach James Franklin’s first Blue-White Game.

For a look at the history of the game, which started in 1951, click here.