Penn State will wear its iconic blue football jerseys when the Nittany Lions clash with the USC Trojans in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2.
The Rose Bowl's official Twitter account confirmed the blue jerseys in a public exchange with Twitter use PSUPRIDE11 (God, I love the internet). Additionally, the Blue Band will play the national anthem.
All thanks to Penn State (No. 5 in the nation) being ranked higher than No. 9 USC.
@PSUPRIDE11 The RBG does not have a "home" team... the higher ranked team will wear dark jerseys and it's band will play the natl anthem— Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) December 5, 2016
Penn State wore the away-white jerseys in its prior two trips to Pasadena in 2009 and 1995. Let's forget the 2009 game ever happened (the Lions, as you'll recall, played the USC Trojans and got stomped).
Instead, let us look back at Ki-Jana Carter and company doing a number on the Oregon Ducks while sporting the white jerseys:
The Rose Bowl kicks at 5 p.m. ET on January 2, 2017.