As kicker Cooper McGeehan’s field goal sailed between the goal posts with 10.5 seconds left in the 61st Big 33 Football Classic, he fell to the ground as three dozen Maryland players streamed around him with euphoria overflowing.
Maryland, the undeniable underdogs after dropping five of the previous six classics, brought down rival Pennsylvania, 9-6, in one of the lowest-scoring games in Big 33 history but an unforgettable one for the players in black.
“I’m never going to forget this moment,” said McGeehan, a River Hill graduate who connected for field goals of 42 yards, 33 yards and the game-winning 39-yarder.
The Maryland team pieced together a 15-play drive under...
A Penn State lion symbol with a tear was painted on the window of The Family Clothesline on College Ave. in State College on Thursday November 10, 2011.