Legends of ’94: The Oral History

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Unbeaten, Unstoppable, Uncrowned
An Oral History of the 1994 Penn State Football Team

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Twenty years ago this fall, in just their second season of conference play, the Nittany Lions put together one of the greatest seasons in Big Ten history. They did so with one of the most dynamic offenses ever seen, a star-laden group full of play-makers and future pros. They did it with style, running off a string of blowouts and, on those rare occasions it was necessary, pulling off memorable late-game heroics. They did it with a gritty, overlooked defense and a veteran coaching staff that adapted perfectly to the talent on hand.

To mark the 20th anniversary of Joe Paterno’s last undefeated team, we’re proud to present the definitive oral history of the 1994 Penn State football team. Based on interviews with nearly 30 former Lions—players, coaches, and staff—it’s their story, in their words… Continue reading

The Legends of ’94: Part 3

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Unbeaten, Unstoppable, Uncrowned
An Oral History of the 1994 Penn State Football Team

Part 3 opens with Penn State’s first ever trip to the Big House, an epic occasion in which the game lives up to the hype; an injury-plagued and overlooked defense shows a knack for answering the call; a Homecoming romp over some cupcake from Columbus; and a historic collection of skill players combine for what might be the most unstoppable offense in college football history.

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From the Archives: UCF

Photo by Steve Manuel

Photo by Steve Manuel

With Christian Hackenberg breaking freshman passing records and making most of the headlines as Penn State prepares to face Central Florida, we look back at the Nittany Lions’ two previous meetings with UCF—and at the guy whose rookie QB record Hackenberg recently broke.

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