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January 18, 1995 Table Of Contents

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THE HISTORY

The Lions' Tale The saga of Penn State football has a rich cast of characters

By Hank Hersch

THE TITLE TEAMS

Oh, So Sweet After many near misses, the Lions of '82 and '86 became national champs

By Kelli Anderson

THE WHITE HOUSE SNUB

By Kelli Anderson

THE LINEBACKERS

Claim To Fame Linebacker U is renowned for producing stars at football's quintessential position

By Bruce Newman

The Latest LB

By J.B. Morris

GAME 1 AT MINNEAPOLIS

The '94 Season Powered by a high-scoring, crowd-pleasing offense, the Nittany Lions roared through a perfect campaign Off and Running The Lions turned Minnesotainside out and upside downas they gave every sign that they were a team to be reckoned with

By Tim Layden

GAME 2 AT STATE COLLEGE

History Lesson A rebuilt Southern Cal came to Happy Valley with big plans, only to find that the team that had truly reclaimed its past was Linebacker U

GAME 3 AT STATE COLLEGE

Looking Scary In demolishing the Hawkeyes, the Nittany Lions were frightfully good in every phase of the game, even when they cleared the bench

GAME 4 AT STATE COLLEGE

Red Alert When the Scarlet Knights unexpectedly provided an early challenge, the Lions bounced back

GAME 5 AT PHILADELPHIA

Carrying On The Lions' running corps blew past Temple, even with their best back sidelined with an injury

GAME 6 AT ANN ARBOR

All on the Line In the Big Ten confrontation of the year, the Nittany Lions prevailed over Michigan

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GAME 8 AT BLOOMINGTON

Marginal Victory After a lackluster performance against Indiana, the Nittany Lions fretted over the close score while the Hoosiers celebrated it

GAME 9 AT CHAMPAIGN

The Comeback Down 21-0 early, Penn State dug deep and pulled out a memorable victory

GAME 10 AT STATE COLLEGE

Winning Ugly Lowly Northwestern rang up some gaudy numbers, but Penn State prevailed by cashing in on a rash of Wildcat mistakes

GAME 11 AT STATE COLLEGE

11-0, and One to Go A dazzling show by the Lions for the home fans set the stage for the Rose Bowl

PENN STATE PEOPLE

Chris Mazyck

By J.B. Morris

Kyle Brady Kerry Collins Bobby Engram Freddie Scott

PENN STATE SPORTS PEOPLE

Ki-Jana Carter

By Tim Layden

THE ROSE BOWL

Roses With Thorns Penn State beat Oregon in Pasadena but, painfully, ended up No. 2

By Tim Layden

THE COACH

A Good Joe Over 29 years, coach Joe Paterno has proven that a teacher can be a winner, too

By Rick Reilly

POINT AFTER