They chanted, and cheered. Alumnus Karen Weaver graduated in 1982. She sent her two daughters to Penn State, one is even a "Lionette."
"A win would bring back that feeling of pride for the university that has kind of been stripped away from us."
With both university's stuck with sanctions, the hype increases. Senior Bryan Appel says this would be the biggest win in his four years.
"This win basically would culminate everything, going out on top. Basically, would be the greatest win in my entire collegiate career. "Bigger than a bowl win?" I would say it would be bigger than any other win."
While Penn State and Ohio State are both ineligible to go to a bowl game this year, Appel says students, fans and alumni alike, are treating this as their bowl game.
"It's for pride, completely pride. We're going to win this game, and win the rivalry, and it's bigger than anything else."
At the Rally in the Valley, Weaver says they're getting pumped up for what they call the "Inelgibowl".
"I can't' even imagine what my emotion will be like with a win... You going to cry win or lose? Yeah, I will cry win or lose; I'm a crier when they win, because I'm just so happy for them."
Weaver and her two daughters' will have their tissues ready.
Kickoff for Saturday's game is at 5:30 pm. And we'll have full coverage Saturday night on WTAJ sports.