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(262) 1982 Florida State - 23
In a clash of year-mates, national champion Penn State got the best of Florida State. No matter when these two teams meet up in The Greatest Tournament of All Time, it's always going to be Bobby Bowden vs Joe Paterno. With the loss, Bowden falls to 2-4 against Paterno in the tournament.
(134) 1992 Notre Dame - 31
(123) 1991 Florida State - 34 (2 OT)
This one needed two overtimes to decide. Notre Dame tailback Reggie Brooks was unconscious, running for 174 yards and 3 touchdowns, but the defense couldn't hold up in overtime.
(6) 1982 Penn State - 26
(123) 1991 Florida State - 23
Joe Paterno upped his record to 5-2 against Bobby Bowden in The Greatest Tournament of All Time thanks to a late Nick Gancitano field goal that pushed the Nittany Lions past FSU.
Each team had a high powered passing attack that had to take a back seat to the running game. Florida State defensive backs Terrell Buckley and Errol McKorvey, in addition to freshmen Clifton Abraham and Corey Sawyer played a key role in blanketing Penn State receivers Kenny Jackson and Gregg Garrity. PSU quarterback Todd Blackledge was only able to complete 12 of his 27 passes for 150 yards.
On the other side of the ball, Penn State DBs Harry Hamilty and Roger Jackson each picked off FSU quarterback Casey Weldon.
However, Amp Lee and Curt Warner each brought their A-games to the table. Lee was responsible for both Seminole touchdowns, one on a 2-yard run set up by this play by William Floyd, the other on a 6-yard run Lee set up with a 61 yard reception on the play before.
Warner had the last laugh when he carried 6 times for 68 yards on the game winning field goal drive. On the day, Warner finished with 174 yards and 2 touchdowns.
1982 Penn State (#6 overall seed) advances to the Bracket of Champions. The Nittany Lions will face the winner of Bracket 59 in the first round.