It's never too early to scout Penn State's 2017 opponents. With the recent news of Penn State honoring last season's Big Ten Champions prior to the Pitt game, we thought it would be a good idea to check in with our friends out west.
Turns out they had their spring game on Saturday! We know!
Sure was! According to the box score, the weather could not have been more perfect. 74 degrees, partly sunny, and a light breeze. Idyllic. The Pirates were playing the Cubs at Wrigley. Even the Pittsburgh Riverhounds were out of town (they battled to a 1-1 draw at Charlotte, thanks for asking.) Time to shine, Pitt!
It's a gorgeous day and football is the best. Round up the squad, we're going to the Blue-Gold game! Bring those Panthers out of the tunnel!
Breathtaking. Electric. Desolate. Whatever, admission is free, parking is $10, and we get to see a quality college football program in an NFL stadiu--
That could mean anything.
Spring Game Attendance:— Nittany Nation (@BasicBlues) April 15, 2017
80,134 Ohio St
Yes, that's a slight exaggeration. Attendance was 7,076 in a stadium with 68,400 seats. That works out to [extremely math voice] 61,324 empty yellow seats.
Who was there?
Miles Sanders is at the Pitt spring game.— Jim Hammett (@JimHammett) April 15, 2017
As for the game itself, new Pitt quarterback Max Browne was unimpressive and new starting running back Qadree Ollison ran for 1.8 yards per carry. However, as we'll caution you before and after the Blue-White game -- it's meaningless spring football. Don't read too much into it.
For the record, Quadree Henderson remains terrifying in any setting, spring or fall. He ran twice for 84 yards and had 5 receptions for 53 yards. Avoid Quadree Henderson at all costs.