Penn State Fans Hitting the Road to Championship Game

PITTSTON TOWNSHIP -- Buses will be making their way to Indianapolis this weekend so Penn State fans can watch their Nittany Lions take on the Wisconsin Badgers for the Big Ten title game.

It was all smiles outside the park and ride lot near Pittston.

Penn State fans woke up early to catch a bus embarking on a journey to Saturday's Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis.

Ken and Joan Hendon bought their tickets as soon as Penn State defeated Michigan State last weekend.

"This is just so wonderful," said Joan Hendon, PSU '69. "You know, when we were watching the game last week, it was just, 'Wow! We are going to the championship!'"

Luggage and lunches were packed as this was the first step of the nine and a half hour ride.

Thompson Tours will be stopping at State College and Ohio before arriving in Indiana. Buses carrying the excited bunch left from Pittston, Easton, and Harrisburg.

"We will wave to you Saturday night; you'll be able to tell by the symbol," said Ken Hendon, PSU '68.

Fans praised the coaching staff and players for fighting through adversity.

"This team doesn't quit," said Carmen Caputo, PSU '87. "They have got great coaching and they got the students behind them the alumni behind them."

A 10-2 record was surprising to most of Nittany Nation. Fans were relishing in singular moments that might have defined Penn State's season.

"Barkley's touchdown against Minnesota, he just strolled into that end zone. You just felt so pumped up and been a high ever since," said Mike Walsh of Peckville.

Fans will say the sky is the limit for this team. They are hoping that a win against Wisconsin will hopefully put Penn State in prime position for a college football playoff push.

The seventh-ranked team will be taking on the sixth-ranked team, the Wisconsin Badgers, Saturday at 8 p.m.

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