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All the marbles: 1 vs. 2

1979 Sugar Bowl vs. 1987 Fiesta Bowl.

Updated: January 3, 2006, 11:52 AM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2

1979 Sugar Bowl: No. 2 Alabama (10-1) 14, No. 1 Penn State (11-0) 7 Whoa, Nellie! Keith Jackson, who's forgotten far more about college football than we'll ever know, says it's one of the greatest games he's seen. Bear Bryant vs. Joe Paterno and a crowd of 76,824 at the Superdome. It was a defensive battle. The Tide led 7-0 at the half, and 14-7 with under five minutes left in the game. But Penn State then forced a fumble, recovering on Alabama's 19. The Nittany Lions move quickly to the eight. ...

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