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Penn State: Blue-White Game Format Specifics Revealed

Penn State Football: Beaver Stadium
Jarrod Prugar

The annual Penn State Blue-White Game will be back to its traditional format.

Last year, due to issues such as a lack of offensive line depth, the game was played with an unconventional offense/defense scoring system.

This year, the Blue Team will play the White Team, and that’s the way most fans want it to be.

Additional game details were revealed Friday evening for Saturday’s scrimmage scheduled to kickoff at 2.


The Blue Team will be on the visitor’s sideline and the White Team will be on the home side.


There will be four quarters, as with most games, but the quarters will be 11 minutes, not 15. The clock will only stop for change of possession, penalties and timeouts, of which each team has two. The clock will also run during special teams.


The final two minutes of each half will be treated like a normal college football game.


For fans interested in tailgating, of which there are plenty, parking lots are expected to open at 8 a.m.


Gates are scheduled to open at noon. Fans can enter Beaver Stadium through gates A, B, C or E.


Admission to the Blue-White Game is free


62,000 fans attended last year’s Blue-White game, which was the first game that allowed for full capacity since 2019, before the pandemic. Attendance has eclipsed 60,000 in eight of the last nine springs and has hit 70,000 in four of the past seven.


Sponsors for this year’s Blue-White Weekend activities include Highmark, Bachman’s Roofing and Solar, Ciocca Dealerships, Mavis Tire, Penn State Health, PepsiCo, Planet Fitness, PSECU and Weis Markets.

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