Originally posted on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 8/18/12
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...
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