Penn State’s 2017 Blue-White football game: Box score and complete PennLive coverage
Penn State capped off its spring practice with its Blue-White football game Saturday at Beaver Stadium and showed off some of the program’s top young players, including a surprising performance from backup quarterback Tommy Stevens. The Blue team, comprised of starters and key reserves, blanked the White team, 26-0, marking a second straight lopsided spring game at Beaver Stadium.
The Lions had a big spring all around with names such as Juwan Johnson, Lamont Wade, Jonathan Holland and others all turning heads with their play in practice, then backing it up at the Blue-White game. Playing in this third Blue-White game, Stevens finally had the supporting cast of a starter and showed the big promise coach James Franklin has been touting since the quarterback arrived on campus.
Here’s a look at complete PennLive coverage from the game, plus links to key game information such as the official box score and a transcript from Franklin’s postgame news conference.
Quarterbacks Trace McSorley and Stevens helped guide the Blue team to a 26-0 blowout win. Stevens led all three Blue scoring drives in the second half on his way to 216 passing yards and three scores, but individual defenders on the White team had good showings in Ayron Monroe (5 tackles, INT), T.J. Johnson (1.5 TFLs, INT) and Jarvis Miller (sack). Check out the official box score here.
- James Franklin postgame transcript
- Coordinators postgame quotes
- Offensive player postgame quotes
- Defensive player postgame quotes
PennLive’s Bob Flounders highlighted his top players in all three phases of the game, handing out game balls to his top offensive player, top defender and top special teamer. On offense, Flounders’ choice was obvious. On defense, a young defensive end made his presence felt. And on special teams, there was really just one choice to be made. >> Check out Flounders’ game balls
As good as Stevens was for the Blue team, Flounders might have been even more impressed with a young defense highlighted by big Blue-White performances from Shareef Miller, Jarvis Miller, Lamont Wade and others. Be sure to check out defensive coordinator Brent Pry’s thoughts on Wade, a true freshman who enrolled in January. >> Read Flounders’ complete Blue-White recap