The Only Game Greater Than Boise State-Oklahoma

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007, 4:32 pm

Was played twenty years ago today. Penn State defeated Miami 14-10 to win the 1986 National Championship. If you don’t think it was the greatest college football game in history (or the most important, for unfortunate reasons that have nothing to do with the Nittany Lions) then ESPN would like to disagree with you. It’s a good piece.

When Giftopoulous picked off that final Testaverde pass I jumped up in the air and cracked my upraised arms against the ceiling. I’d already been accepted at Penn State and beating Miami was so sweet, so very, very sweet.

I have to admit, I’m disturbed that I routinely say that important events in my life “happened twenty years ago”. The time, it flies.

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