There is simply too much going on right now to put together a longer intro to this post in my own words, so I’ll just rip off Wikipedia for the basics.
“Each team fought to overcome the other and the scoring lead was exchanged five times. Penn State running back and future NFL star Curt Warner rolled up 238 yards, nearly matching the entire Nebraska team ground production. Penn State pulled ahead on an early 4th quarter touchdown and added a field goal with 4:54 remaining to extend their lead to 6 points, and the Cornhuskers were unable to muster a response before time expired. Nebraska fell out of the rankings for the first time since a one week absence early in the 1977 season.” Penn State would crush No. 1 Pitt on the final game of the regular season, finish 10-2 and ranked #3 in the polls. Some suggested Penn State should have been the national champions that season.