Sometimes I love my job
I get paid to cover college football. A perk is being able to get down on the field at the end of a ball game.
On Saturday I covered the Alabama vs. Penn State game in State College. I’m up in Beaver Stadium for every home game to cover the Nittany Lions but this one felt a little different. This was an event. Two top 25 teams, a flyover, thousands and thousands of Alabama fans made the trip north, and there was some patriotic feelings and tributes the day before September 11. I have gone to a hundred games in Beaver Stadium, give or take a few, but this one just had a different feeling than usual.
Anyway, I went down to the field toward the end of the game to watch the action up close before heading in to the media room for post game duties. I got to see Penn State running back Silas Redd score Penn State’s only touchdown of the game. From my angle though it looked like he was stopped short. Nobody really complained though, including the Crimson Tide (who may have just been thinking they already had the game won so what was one late touchdown going to do). I actually have not gone back to watch the replay on TV recorded on DVR, so maybe somebody can tell me what it looked like on television.
Was Redd in or not?
In the end, I don’t care. I got to watch Penn State and Alabama this close. That is truly something special.