Miami - Jan. 3, 2006
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Jim Donnan The 2006 Orange Bowl certainly wasn't the most well-played game, but it did provide plenty of excitement and lots of tension. Mistakes, penalties and missed opportunities plagued both Penn State and Florida State. However, both the Nittany Lions and Seminoles played hard in this classic defensive struggle.
-- Jim Donnan

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Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson led the Nittany Lions to an Orange Bowl win.
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Returning to a BCS bowl wasn't easy for Penn State. Winning the 2006 Orange Bowl was even tougher. The Nittany Lions survived a bizarre three-overtime thriller to beat Florida State 26-23. Story
It was over when …

Penn State's Kevin Kelly, who missed two earlier game-winning attempts, nailed a 29-yard field goal in the third overtime.

Game ball goes to …

the Nittany Lions, who survived the three-overtime thriller and finished the season 11-1.

Stat of the game …

3. The Nittany Lions and Seminoles competed in only the third overtime game in BCS history. It is the only BCS game to reach three OTs, too.


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