Alabama vs Penn State: The Game Programs

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45th Sugar Bowl
January 1, 1979; New Orleans, LA
Alabama 14 - Penn State 7

Between 1959 and 1990, Alabama and Penn State met on the gridiron a total of 13 times. The first three occasions being bowl games but for the entire 1980s the two teams were an annual regular season matchup. A full twenty years after the last contest, the Crimson Tide and the Nittany Lions will resume their unique rivalry on Saturday. To mark this auspicious occasion Roll Bama Roll is taking a looking back at the history of this series through the game program covers.

(We are missing the cover for the 1982 contest. If anyone has a scan of it or better ones than any of these we were able to scrounge up, we'd sure like to include them to this list.)

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Inaugural Liberty Bowl
December 19, 1959; Philadelphia, PA
  Penn State 7 - Alabama 0

 

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42nd Sugar Bowl
December 31, 1975; New Orleans, LA
Alabama 13 - Penn State 6

 

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November 14, 1981; State College, PA
Alabama 31 - Penn State 6

 

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October 8, 1983; State College, PA
Penn State 34 - Alabama 28

 

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October 13, 1984; Tuscaloosa, AL
Alabama 6 - Penn State 0

 

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October 12, 1985; State College, PA
Penn State16 - Alabama 14

 

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October 25, 1986; Tuscaloosa, AL
Penn State 23 - Alabama 3

 

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September 12, 1987; State College, PA
Alabama 24 - Penn State 13

 

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October 22, 1988; Birmingham, AL
Alabama 8 - Penn State 3

 

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October 28, 1989; State College, PA
Alabama 17 - Penn State 16

 

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Homecoming
October 27, 1990; Tuscaloosa, AL
Penn State 9 - Alabama 0

 


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