Last Saturday’s Michigan vs. Penn State Had Influences of the Eagles Everywhere.

The Philadelphia Eagles grab top tier college football talent from anywhere that they can. And top talent wants to play for the Eagles. It’s why they are one of the NFL’s best teams. Last Saturday at Beaver Stadium in Happy Valley, shadows of the Philadelphia Eagles were everywhere.

The game, which showcased 8–1 Penn State Nittany Lions against the 9–0 Michigan Wolverines. With over 110,850 fans in attendance at Beaver Stadium (ranking 2nd in all-time attendance at the stadium) including Michigan graduate Brandon Graham and Eagles Super Bowl Champion Chris Long.

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Brandon Graham and former NFL Player Jon Runyan played for the Eagles from the University of Michigan. The Nittany Lions have a long history on the Eagles including Michael Zordich, Miles Sanders, Bobby Samuels, Pete Liske, and Kenny Jackson, and Ron Heller.

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The #10 ranked Penn State Nittany Lions arrived at the game and ranked 3rd in the Big 10 and were led by nineteen-year old quarterback Drew Allar.

The #2 Michigan Wolverines arrived at Beaver Stadium in the midst of a sign-stealing scandal that suspended Head Coach Jim Harbaugh for the remainder of the regular College Football Season, his second suspension in 2023 with the first due to recruiting violations.

The sign-stealing scandal came to light when a staffer from the University of Michigan was caught scouting Wolverine’s future opponents.

In a back and forth game, Michigan would thwart a late Penn State rally to win 24–15.

The talent on both teams at the top of the Big 10 was no doubt noticed by the Eagles veterans in the stands. 

It would be equally no surprise if the Eagles scouts noticed them too.

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