LaVar Arrington returned to Happy Valley to join Big Noon Kickoff in Week 9.

Arrington starred on defense for the Nittany Lions in the 1998 and 1999 seasons and is set to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2022 class.

Arrington spent time pumping up the Big Noon Kickoff crowd by reciting “We Are”. Arrington was then asked how the Nittany Lions can slow down a high-powered Buckeye offense.

“Well, first of all, you gotta keep them off the field, the best defense for an offense like this is to keep them off the field,” Arrington said. “Keep in mind, we (Penn State) are equipped to stop the pass, so it should shake out to be a good matchup.”

The Nittany Lions are 3rd in the nation in opponent completion percentage. The Nittany Lion secondary will need to have a big day to keep C.J. Stroud in check.