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Vanderbilt-Tennessee State Post-Mortem

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The way Vanderbilt beat Tennessee State Saturday night reminds me of two former college teams—one a football squad and the other a basketball squad—from the 1960's.

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... Recommended Stories