Bama-PSU rivalry produced big memories

By: AP
By: AP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Many current Alabama and Penn State
players weren't alive the last time these two storied programs met
on the football field.

But for fans and coaches, the games produced some memorable
games and moments.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide and 19th-ranked Nittany Lions meet
Saturday night. The two traditional powers haven't played each
other since 1990. They met eight times in the 1980s.

The biggest moment for Tide fans came in the 1979 Sugar Bowl.
That's when Barry Krauss tackled running back Mike Guman at the
goal line to preserve the Tide's 14-7 win. It gave second-ranked
'Bama a national title and Krauss a prime spot in Alabama lore.

Three of those meetings featured coaches Bear Bryant and Joe
Paterno.

Alabama leads the series 8-5.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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