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|
|Referee||Jerry McGinn (Big East)|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Mike Tirico (Play by Play) |
Kirk Herbstreit (Analyst)
Erin Andrews (Sideline)
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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