In the first episode of the inaugural season, Tom and Andy tell you a little bit about who they are and where they’ve come from in life to find themselves starting the Blue and White Brothers Podcast. They talk about how deep the Penn State roots run in their family and how they each fell in love with Penn State Football. They also dive into their own personal familial dynamic and how different they are from one another. Finally, they discuss what they’re most excited about for the upcoming season and they get into some past Penn State games that helped cultivate their experiences as Penn State Nittany Lion Fans.
From the episode:
1986 Fiesta Bowl Penn State vs Miami: Pete Giftopoulos game sealing interception
1991 Cincinnati at Penn State: Penn State wins 81-0
1999 Arizona at Penn State: Penn State wins 41-7
1999 Minnesota at Penn State: Minnesota wins 24-23
“Minnesota upset Penn State, 24-23, when Dan Nystrom kicked a 32-yard field goal on the last play.”
In 2012 Bill O’brien lost his first (cupcake) game as Penn State’s head coach to the Ohio Bobcats 24-14.
Franklin has never lost to a MAC school as PSU’s head coach. Though he did lose to Temple (American Conference) in his second season (2015) 27-10 at Lincoln Financial Field. It would be Franklin’s last “cupcake” loss.
Tom’s personal links:
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