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Penn State Countdown: 88

Submitted by Charlie on June 9, 2009 – 9:30 amNo Comment

One minute, 18 seconds.

Penn State had jumped to a 14-0 lead, extending it as much as 21-7 in the 3rd quarter only for Nebraska to claw back into the lead following a 13-play, 80 yard drive that consumed 6 minutes 50 seconds by Turner Gill giving the Huskers their first lead with 1:18 left in the game shocking the largest crowd to date in Beaver Stadium.

This was a pivotal game in what turned out to be a championship season.

Thanks to a personal foul, Todd Blackledge had to march 65 yards in 78 seconds to continue the Lion’s march to their first national title.

Blackledge completed passes of 16 yards to Skeeter Nichols and Kevin Baugh to find the Nebraska 34.

But then a Paterno-esque draw play drew nothing, two Blackledge misfires, and it was suddenly fourth down only to be saved by a pass to Kenny Jackson just inches beyond the first-down marker.

Paterno must have made a pact with the devil for what happened next. Blackledge tossed a 15-yard pass to tight end Mike McCloskey near the Penn State sideline. The referees called it a catch. Replays showed that McCloskey was somewhere near the water cooler when he actually hauled in the ball. It was quite possibly one of the worst calls in football history.

With 8 seconds to go, Todd Blackledge dumped the ball in the middle only to be caught by tight end Kirk Bowman for the winning touchdown with no time to spare sending the Lion faithful into delirium. It was simply the catch that saved the Penn State’s first undisputed national title.