Alabama vs. Penn State: The Game Programs

September 11, 2010; Tuscaloosa, AL
# 1 Alabama 24 - # 18 Penn State 3

Between 1959 and 1990, Alabama and Penn State met on the gridiron a total of 13 times. The first three occasions the two teams faced each other were in high-stakes bowl games but for the entire 1980s the two teams were an annual regular season matchup. The Crimson Tide and the Nittany Lions resumed their unique rivalry last season, a full twenty years after the last contest. On Saturday, Alabama will return to Beaver Stadium for the first time since 1989. To mark this auspicious occasion Roll Bama Roll is taking a looking back at the history of this series through the game program covers.

Inaugural Liberty Bowl
December 19, 1959; Philadelphia, PA
  #12 Penn State 7 - #10 Alabama 0


42nd Sugar Bowl
December 31, 1975; New Orleans, LA
#3 Alabama 13 - #8 Penn State 6


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


November 14, 1981; State College, PA
#6 Alabama 31 - #5 Penn State 6


October 9, 1982; Birmingham, AL
#4 Alabama 42 - #3 Penn State 21


October 8, 1983; State College, PA
Penn State 34 - #3 Alabama 28


October 13, 1984; Tuscaloosa, AL
Alabama 6 - #11 Penn State 0


October 12, 1985; State College, PA
#8 Penn State16 - #10 Alabama 14


October 25, 1986; Tuscaloosa, AL
#6 Penn State 23 - #2 Alabama 3


September 12, 1987; State College, PA
#19 Alabama 24 -  #11 Penn State 13


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


October 28, 1989; State College, PA
#6 Alabama 17 - #14 Penn State 16


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


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