Penn State Football: Blue defeats White, 21-10

PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: Trace McSorley /

Penn State football wrapped up its 2018 spring session with the Blue-White Game

Saturday brought a great weather day to Happy Valley for the annual spring game. Over 70,000 fans flocked to Beaver Stadium to get a bit of a glimpse of the 2018 Nittany Lions. Head coach James Franklin set up the teams to heavily favor the Blue squad, as it was made up of starters and guys very close to a starting position. The White consisted of reserves who will be battling for roster spots this year.

This year’s game was once again fairly one-sided, although the scoreboard didn’t really show it. Blue dominated for much of the game but only scored 21 points en route to the 21-10 victory. several positions.

Turnovers by KJ Hamler and Jonathan Thomas kept the score closer than it should have been. The Hamler fumble came after a 50-yard catch, the longest play of the game.

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Quarterback Trace McSorley played most of the first half for Blue and finished with 10 completions for 107 yards and a touchdown. He also used his legs to run for 41 yards on six carries.

Mark Allen had the other touchdown for Blue and led all running backs with 30 rushing yards.

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Mac Hippenhammer had an impressive day, catching a touchdown pass from both McSorley and Sean Clifford.

One big storyline heading into the game was the debut of middle linebacker Micah Parsons. A large contingency from Harrisburg was on hand to watch Parson play on the Beaver Stadium field for the first time. He certainly didn’t disapoint — finished with eight tackles and a sack.

Another standout on defense was Dae’Lun Darien of the Blue. The wide receiver turned linebacker made five tackles, including a sack.

The Blue defense held the White to just 123 yards of total offense. White quarterback Jake Zembiec threw for 39 yards and a touchdown pass to Joe Arcangelo.

Sophomore Jonathan Sutherland led the White defense with five tackles.

With the Blue-White game ending the spring practice session, the Nittany Lions will get some time off before starter practice for this season this summer. Penn State open’s the 2018 season at home on September 1 against Appalachian State.