Engram later added a 15-yard TD catch, and the defense shut out the Vols while sacking Shuler four times. The game featured the defending national champions Penn State Nittany Lions and the pre-season No. The Citrus Bowl record crowd of over 72,000 of mostly Orange sang along to Rocky Top as it appeared the rout was on.
Physically, Michigan was the best team we faced in 1994, bar none...not even close. 21 Ohio State at Beaver Stadium on Homecoming two weeks later. "We heard all week about Heath Shuler and everybody was underestimating us, "Collins said. 3 ranked squad had sprinted out to a 5-0 start in dominating fashion, beating opponents by an average of 51.6-17.2 behind stars including quarterback Kerry Collins, running back Ki-Jana Carter and wide receiver Bobby Engram. He yelled, "Take that Penn State," or something like that. By mid-October of 1994, Penn State fans knew they had the makings of a special team in only the Nittany Lions' second season of Big Ten football.
"We haven't been in a tough ballgame with all this riding on it, and I think you need a game like that under your belt to really know what to expect going into a big game," Collins told the AP before the game. Three Takeaways from Penn State’s 38-25 Loss to Ohio State, Oh, Goodbye: New Jersey Power Forward TaQuan Woodley Decommits from Penn State, Ohio State 38, Penn State 25: What Twitter Had To Say, Stats And Storylines: It Hurts But It’s Worth It. I think we just gained respect as a great team.".
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And on third-and 16 Collins hit Engram all alone in the end zone, Conway kicked the extra point and Penn State led 31-24. By most accounts a 9-2 regular season would be considered a success, but the Nittany Lions were welcomed to the league with a 21-13 thumping at Michigan and a 24-6 beatdown at the hands of the Buckeyes.
Record: 12-0 (1st of 107) (Schedule & Results) Rank: 2nd in the Final AP poll.
"For me, this is the biggest game of my life," Carter said after the game. Conference Record: 8-0.
Not long after, a talent scout saw him while watching TV news in a motel room, recommended him to ESPN and the rest his history. We had a feeling we were pretty good coming into this game, but it wasn't until we pulled out this win that we actually KNEW we were very good. Three Takeaways from Penn State’s 38-25 Loss to Ohio State, Ohio State 38, Penn State 25: What Twitter Had To Say, Let’s delve into what Twitter had to say about Penn State’s 38-25 loss against Ohio State on Saturday night, Oh, Goodbye: New Jersey Power Forward TaQuan Woodley Decommits from Penn State.
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This was as close as Tennessee would come to the goal line the rest of the day.
Some of you may have heard that Penn State has a big game this weekend.
But the Vols didn't realize they were about to play a gathering storm of offensive talent. "They dominated the Big Ten for so long. Black Shoe Diaries, a Penn State Nittany Lions community, Penn State's Greatest Games Of The Big Ten Era - 1994 Michigan, So, I didn’t see the early part of the game in that perfect October weather, but I vividly remember Penn State was ahead at the half (16-0) about the time I entered the room. Quarterback Kerry Collins, running back Ki-Jana Carter, tight end Kyle Brady, offensive linemen Jeff Hartings and Marco Rivera, and wide receivers Bobby Engram and Freddie Scott formed the nucleus of players that would go on to storm through the 1994 season destroying everything in their path. The oddsmakers see a victory on the horizon as Maryland comes to town. I thought my student was going to jump out of our 26th floor window. Join our linker program.
Previous Year Next Year. After the game, Collins let it be known he and his team was irritated by the lack of respect for Penn State in the pregame media coverage. The Lions held off the Wolverines by picking off Michigan's Todd Collins with 1:26 remaining to seal the win. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. Today, Lou Prato and Tony Pittman help us profile Penn State's comeback victory against Michigan in 1994. He found one as a sportscaster in a Readding, CA station where one of his classmates was working as a weathercaster-newswoman.
Tennesse responded with an impressive drive down to the PSU 28-yard line where linebacker Tyoka Jackson tipped a ball in the air, and safety Lee Rubin intercepted it at the 13-yard line. Despite them having already lost to Colorado early in the season, Michigan was clearly an outstanding team.
Led by Collins and Carter, Penn State marched down the field in 1:53 to take a 31-24 lead on a 16-yard pass from Collins to Engram with 2:53 remaining. Today we will start with the 1994 Citrus Bowl.
Conference: Big Ten.
Believe it or not there were a couple of bright spots. Being a big-time fan, my wife stayed in the suite to watch the game, and the only other person with her was one of my students.
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I thought my student was going to jump out of our 26, Penn State Opens as Heavy Favorite Against Maryland. Let's go out there and kick the Orange out of them!". It also served as a wakeup call to the nation that Penn State was for real. More importantly, they sent a clear message for the Vols to think about over halftime: We can do anything we want to do, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. My student was sitting there with the saddest look on his face.
1994 Penn State Nittany Lions Stats. Coach Joe Paterno's No. With 10 seconds to go at the UT 14 yard line, Penn State called their final timeout. Or write about sports? Find out more. He didn't even have the ball, and it was like hitting a brick wall!
But on second down from their own 36 yard line, Collins hit Engram on a wide receiver screen over the middle. The win gave Penn State sole possession of first place in the Big Ten and propelled the Lions to No. 1 in the rankings for the first time all season. Carter up the middle to the 15-yard line. As Penn State prepared to take on No.
", (Hat Tip to the amazing Penn State Football Encylcopedia by Lou Prato. So, I didn’t see the early part of the game in that perfect October weather, but I vividly remember Penn State was ahead at the half (16-0) about the time I entered the room. My wife and the Penn State contingent went wild, and my student just sat there in silence.
We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. Alabama is the #1 ranked team in the country and nobody is giving the Nittany Lions a chance to even keep the score within a touchdown. By mid-October of 1994, Penn State fans knew they …
And I have never let Rich Eisen forget that 1994 Michigan game.
They'd played only one ranked team to that point in the season, then-No. Engram picked up a block and outran the defenders down the the UT 29-yard line. Here's video of the climactic fourth quarter of this game. Penn State took the second half kickoff and marched 60 yards, and Collins hit Brady wide open in the endzone to make it 24-13. Next up was a showdown with No. 5 Michigan at the Big House, though, there were still questions of whether the Lions were serious national title contenders or not.
Do you have a sports website? But because of the time difference, I had to be at a luncheon for most of the first half. But when Michigan roared back in the first five minutes of the second half to take a 17-16 lead, he was jumping up and down, pumping his fist and screaming his head off. All we had to do was come out and prove it. Well, the kid did get a job that trip.
", Paterno later added, "We never thought Tennessee was better than us. The road game against Michigan in 1994 was huge...absolutely huge. State went on to finish the drive making it 7-10 on a 3 yard TD run by Carter, who had been sitting out with a knee injury since the Illinois game. Collins hit John Witman for a nine-yard score and Penn State converted a two-point try to take a 24-17 lead into the fourth quarter, but Michigan came back again to deadlock the score at 24 on a one-yard touchdown run by Tim Biakabutuka.
It was Penn State's first trip to The Big House as a member of the Big 10.
He also happened to be a Michigan undergraduate. Today, Lou Prato and Tony Pittman help us profile Penn State's comeback victory against Michigan in 1994. I was the treasurer of the organization for 20 years and I planned to watch the game in my suite with my wife.
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