Four minutes remaining in the third quarter and Vanderbilt's trailing seventh ranked Florida, 25-6…
Vanderbilt-Tennessee State Post-Mortem
In 1969, Joe Paterno coached his Penn State Nittany Lions to a second consecutive 11-0 season. This team was probably as good as the national champion Texas Longhorns, but then President Richard Nixon had already "bestowed" the title to Texas after witnessing their regular-season-ending dramatic win over Arkansas. The 1969 Nittany Lions won games with their defense and special teams setting up great field position for their offense. This was the year Penn State earned its nickname of Linebacker U., establishing the tradition that would follow. Dennis Onkotz and Jack Ham were both All-American linebackers. Defensive Tackle Mike Reid, who would later gain fame as one of the best songwriters in Nashville, was the best in the nation at his position. Defensive backs Neal Smith and Paul Johnson were almost as good at their positions as Onkotz and Ham. The stop troops and special teams either scored or set up great field position to score 107 points that year, while giving up only 8...
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