STATE COLLEGE — Penn State students have been camped outside of Beaver Stadium since Monday night. The tent village, known as Nittanyville, is set up for the big game against Ohio State Saturday.
“Usually it starts on Wednesday night, but because it’s Ohio State, it’s a big game. We started camping on Monday night,” said Cody Dirlam, a Penn State sophomore.
“It’s going to be insane. It’s going to be the craziest Penn State game I’ve ever been to. I hear it’s already a sell-out so all the hype is going to be there,” said sophomore Colin Tkatch.
Ohio State and Penn State are both undefeated in the Big Ten conference.
Some consider this game the unofficial Big Ten championship, which both teams are ineligible for. The teams also ineligible for bowl games.
Penn State’s sanctions came after the child sex abuse scandal.
Ohio State’s sanctions came after players exchanged memorabilia for cash and tattoos.
“They are undefeated coming into our house and we just need to prove that we are here for real and we need to show everyone we mean business,” said student Michael Hagerty.
“The whole getting to a bowl game is beyond us now, so I think now it’s all for our own self-satisfaction,” said Dirlam.
“It’s going to be a nice game, huge game,” said Austin Beerley, a Penn State sophomore.
The game starts at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.