In just his third season as head coach, Paterno (shown here in 1970) completes the school's first perfect season in 57 years with a 15-14 win over Kansas in the Orange Bowl. The Nittany Lions rally from a seven-point deficit in the final 1:16 by blocking a punt, scoring a touchdown and, given a second chance by a Jayhawks penalty, converting a 2-point conversion. As will become a recurring theme, the 11-0 Nittany Lions, hurt by a weak schedule, finish No. 2 in the final Associated Press poll behind Ohio State.
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