2006 Orange Bowl
|2006 FedEx Orange Bowl|
|BCS Bowl Game
72nd Orange Bowl
|Date||January 3, 2006|
|Stadium||Orange Bowl Stadium|
|MVP||FSU WR Willie Reid|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Mike Tirico, Kirk Herbstreit and Erin Andrews|
On July 23, 2012, the NCAA vacated Penn State's win in the game as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal; according to NCAA policies on vacated wins, the game officially had no winner. However, on January 16, 2015, the NCAA restored the result, along with 111 others, making Penn State once again the winner.
The three-overtime game took over four hours.
Florida State started on offense to begin the first overtime. Kicker Gary Cismesia's 44-yard attempt went wide right. Penn State conservatively rushed three times and attempted a 38-yard field goal on their first overtime drive. However, kicker Kevin Kelly's try pushed wide left.
In the second overtime, both team scored on 1-yard touchdown runs tying the game at 23–23.
In the third overtime, Florida State's kicking woes continued. Cismesia's 38-yard attempt hit the right upright. On 2nd and 9 on the 12 yard line, Kelly hit a 29-yard field goal to give Joe Paterno and the Nittany Lions the win over Bobby Bowden and the Seminoles.
|PSU – Scott 2 yard run||PSU 7–0||4:59|
|FSU – Reid 87 yard punt return||Tie 7–7||4:09|
|FSU – Booker 57 yard pass from Weatherford (missed PAT)||FSU 13–7||2:49|
|PSU – Kilmer 24 yard pass from Robinson||PSU 14–13||0:06|
|PSU – Safety||PSU 16–13||13:36|
|FSU – Cismesia 48 yard FG||Tie 16–16||4:08|
|PSU – Scott 1 yard run||PSU 23–16||2OT|
|FSU – Dean 1 yard run||Tie 23–23||2OT|
|PSU – Kelly 29 yard FG||PSU 26–23||3OT|
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