Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders played in his fair share of big games in Beaver Stadium, but the former Penn State Football standout says he wishes the biggest game of all were staged in Happy Valley.
“I wish they had the Super Bowl here,” Sanders said in a video released by the program during Saturday’s spring game scrimmage.
In Sanders‘ lone season as the starter, Penn State Football came up one point shy of upsetting the No. 6 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in the annual White Out game at Beaver Stadium. But, it is that atmosphere with over 110,000 fans bringing an avalanche of sound that has made the White Out appointment viewing on the national sports viewing calendar.
During the 2019 White Out game against Michigan, Penn State Football fans were so loud, the Wolverines were forced to take a timeout shortly after kickoff because players couldn’t get the play-call in from the sidelines prior to the first play from scrimmage.
It’s easy to see what makes the White Out game a favorite memory for Sanders.
“It’s the loudest, most intense place you’ll ever play at,” Sanders said. “Honestly, I wish they played the Super Bowl here. It’s an amazing place to play at. The fans are just electrifying here. If you’re not hyped to play here, there’s something wrong with you.”
In three seasons at Penn State, Sanders rushed for 1,649 yards and 12 touchdowns, before being chosen in the second-round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, where he has gone on to become a feature-back at the NFL level.
Penn State Football will have options when it comes to scheduling this year’s White Out game, be it against Auburn in Week 3, or against Michigan in Week 10.
Regardless of when it is, it’s safe to say that Sanders will be tuning in.