Many Michigan and Penn State fans remember the 2005 game in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
With a second remaining and a perfect season on the line for Penn State, Michigan’s Chad Henne was able to connect in the back of the end zone with Mario Manningham, giving the Wolverines a 27-25 victory, diminishing PSU’s National Championship hopes.
Bob Flounders reports that in Joe Posnanski’s biography of Joe Paterno, that will be released next week, there is a quote from Paterno following this heartbreaking loss.
“Following PSU’s controversial 27-25 last-second loss at Michigan in 2005, the Lions’ only blemish on an 11-1 season, Paterno was furious that officials put a few seconds back on the clock, possibly allowing Wolverines QB Chad Henne enough time to throw the game-winning TD pass on the final play. According to Posnanski, Paterno told friends he was considering pulling the Lions out of the Big Ten as a result.”
Paterno was furious after the loss and obviously blamed it on bad officia...