Next on Big Ten Elite: 1986 Penn State football

Next on Big Ten Elite: 1986 Penn State football

Penn State has one of the most storied football programs not only in the Big Ten, but throughout the entire country. On Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, “Big Ten Elite” profiles the 1986 Penn State national championship team. In this documentary program, we look back at all the unforgettable moments that led to the Nittany Lions’ perfect 12-0 season.

Senior captain Shane Conlin, a two-time All-American, led Penn State’s dominant defensive attack that year. The Nittany Lions’ senior captain recorded two interceptions in Penn State’s unforgettable 14-10 victory over Miami in the Fiesta Bowl. That Miami team featured former Heisman Trophy quarterback Vinnie Testaverde, who Penn State intercepted five times in the game.

The 1986 Penn State team was one of five Joe Paterno-coached teams to finish a season unbeaten. The show features interviews with Conlan, Bob White and Blair Thomas, among others.

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