Joe Paterno's chase of Bear Bryant is over. So is Syracuse's history of frustration at Virginia Tech and Oklahoma's two-season winning streak.
Paterno earned career win No. 324 to pass the legendary Alabama coach and move to the top of the NCAA Division I victory list. It sure wasn't easy. The Nittany Lions, who started this season 0-4, rallied from an 18-point hole to beat Ohio State, 29-27, in Happy Valley Saturday afternoon.
"They could have packed it in a long time ago," Paterno said of his Nittany Lions.
Syracuse often did at Blacksburg, Va., but not this time. After losing their last three games at Virginia Tech by a combined 124-10, the Orangemen stunned the fifth-ranked Hokies, 22-14.
No. 3 Nebraska ended No. 2 Oklahoma's 20-game win streak, 20-10. The victory was punctuated by quarterback Eric Crouch's 63-yard scoring catch on a reverse pass in the fourth quarter.
"We weren't prepared for it," Sooners defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson said.
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