Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Nittany Pride

From 48-14 to 2005 whiteout, fans weigh in on favorite PSU games

There are some great choices for this question, and for many fans, your answer probably depends largely on how old you are — or how old you were at the time of these games.

What’s your all-time favorite Penn State football game?

Not necessarily the most important game ever, which is evident by the winner of my Twitter poll on the subject.

That game, the 2005 whiteout victory over a raucous crowd at Beaver Stadium, certainly has its place in PSU lore.

But is it more important than the 1983 Sugar Bowl for the Nittany Lions first national title? Of course not.

More important than the iconic 1987 Fiesta Bowl upset of Miami for PSU’s only other national title? Of course not.

Still, fans have their favorites for a reason.

Here’s a look at the major choices for all-time favorite PSU game, plus some history behind each game and fans’ thoughts on why the game was so important to them.

***1981: Penn State 48, Pitt 14

This content is for Nittany Pride members only. You can sign-up for $3.99 per month or get a yearly subscription for only $38.00.
Current subscribers, please log in to view.
Log In Join Now

Get Nittany Sports Now in your inbox

Sign-up for email updates and get the whole story first from Cory Giger and the Nittany Sports Now team, delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Written By

Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

Get NSN in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get notifications of new posts by email.

Most Viewed

'Super bizarre': Alli Campbell explains weird situation at Notre Dame, the lack of communication and why she chose PSU
Shrewsberry hires Mike Farrelly from Hofstra as assistant coach
PSU freshman Patrick Kelly transferring to Fordham
Mike Iuzzolino Jr. commits to play at Bryant in Northeast Conference
Former PSU tight end Zack Kuntz transferring to Old Dominion
PSU showing interest in Kansas transfer center Muscadin: report
PSU, Yurcich aggressive with offering young QBs, with one going out to 8th grader
Curve players in spring training excited to be playing again after having last season taken away
PSU offers dynamic freshman QB Jadyn Davis from South Carolina
Penn State paying Nevada a boatload of $$$ for 2025 visit

More from Nittany Sports Now

PSU Basketball

0 It was no surprise that Jamari Wheeler decided to transfer from Penn State after the season, although it probably did come as a...

PSU Basketball

0 Penn State guard Jamari Wheeler announced on tonight that he is transferring to Ohio State, meaning the defensive wiz will now be a...

PSU Basketball

0 Penn State earned its signature win of the season — of the past four seasons, actually — and showed another sign that the...

PSU Basketball

0 Lo, Ohio State is terrific. There’s no shame in losing to this team right now. The Buckeyes have been fantastic of late, they’re...

Get Nittany Sports Now in your inbox

Sign-up for email updates and get the whole story first from Cory Giger and the Nittany Sports Now team, delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Send this to a friend