Penn State enlists help of marching band to hone concentration under pressure
Special teams is one-third of the game of football, and James Franklin’s staff at Penn State used an interesting measure to ensure their kicking game can handle raucous environments.
Penn State football’s official Twitter account shared the video of the scene:
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) October 23, 2019
Formed in 1899, the Penn State University Marching Blue Band received the Sudler Trophy in 2005, described by a Los Angeles Times columnist as “the Heisman Trophy of the collegiate band world.”
Featuring sophomore Jake Pinegar, the Nittany Lions have made seven of nine field-goal attempts this season. Pinegar has connected on five of six, while redshirt sophomore Jordan Stout has hit on two of three.
Fresh off a home victory over No. 19 Michigan on October 19, No. 6 Penn State will travel to East Lansing to face Michigan State on Saturday (3:30 PM ET, ABC).