Flashback Friday: Penn State Wins Its Second National Championship In The 1987 Fiesta Bowl

By Dan Vecellio on December 29, 2017 at 11:23 am
Fiesta Bowl
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Penn State has a very successful history in the Fiesta Bowl, going 6-0 all-time in the biggest bowl game in Arizona. Of course, the most famous of those wins was the culmination of the Lions' 1986 national championship in a game where they picked off Miami quarterback Vinny Testaverde five times and upset the #1 Hurricanes in one of the greatest upsets in the history of the sport. 

On the day before Penn State takes the Fiesta Bowl field for the seventh time, re-live the final minute of Penn State's last national championship, courtesy of Youtube user nbomodel. You can also read the New York Times' recap of the game here

Were you at the game? Remember watching it on TV? Please walk down memory lane with us in the comments!

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