109,898 In Attendance For Pitt-Penn State Ranks Seventh All-Time in Beaver Stadium History

By Dan Vecellio on September 9, 2017 at 9:14 pm
Sep 9, 2017; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions fans cheer prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Beaver Stadium.
Rich Barnes - USA Today

The excitement was palpable around this afternoon's Keystone Classic matchup between in-state rivals Pitt and Penn State and because of that, fans came out in droves, making the game between the Panthers and Nittany Lions the seventh-most attended in Penn State history, according to the athletic department. The crowd was more than the #107kStrong which Coach Franklin touts at every chance, as Penn State (and Pitt) fans packed Beaver Stadium with 109,898 people.  

The game ranks as the second most-attended non-conference game in the stadium's history, only trailing 2007's Whiteout game against Notre Dame. 

Top-10 Attendance Figures At Beaver Stadium
Rank Attendance Game
1 110,753 2002 vs. Nebraska
2 110,134 2007 vs. Ohio State
3 110,078 2007 vs. Notre Dame
4 110,033 2009 vs. Ohio State
5 110,017 2008 vs. Michigan
6 110,007 2006 vs. Michigan
7 109,898 2017 vs. Pitt
8 109,865 2005 vs. Wisconsin
9 109,845 2008 vs. Michigan State
10 109,839 2005 vs. Ohio State

Catch up with all the analysis from Penn State's 33-14 win over Pitt on Roar Lions Roar throughout the weekend.  

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