Sour Patch

  • Alabama

  • Penn State


Jan. 1, 1979: Bear Bryant's best win? Maybe. Joe Paterno's worst loss? No doubt. Fans of the No. 2 Tide argue over which play in the goal-line stand means more: corner Don McNeal's second-down knockdown of wideout Scott Fitzkee inside the 1, or linebacker Barry Krauss' fourth-down midair collision with fullback Mike Guman. In either case, No. 1 Penn State failed to score and lost 14-7. Paterno blamed his pouting for the Nittany Lions' four losses the following year. Deep down, the hurt surely remains.