One Penn State coach was overheard on the sideline as the decision was being made to put the injured kicker, asking, "Isn't that the guy who was knocked out of the game? And he hasn't kicked all day right?" Both of which were affirmed by players he was talking to. The coach continued, saying sarcastically, "Boy what a brilliant coaching move."
The move proved to be brilliant by head coach Larry Johnson as Weirman nailed the extra point. Reports are that rights to Weirman's story are being negotiated currently with various studios and publishers.
In order to enhance the true-to-life, realistic fashion of the game the camp organizers clearly arranged for Big Ten officiating. As one unnamed observer said, "I had no idea they were going to be actual Big Ten refs. It was so true to life though, taking a TD away from the home team, granting one to the away team, ignoring a key forward lateral and granting the White squad five to six timeouts in the second half. You just felt that much more like an actual PSU player."
Despite the controversy, some highlights of the game included:
Below are game stats for Saturday's game:
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