“I’d rather be a dull winner than an exciting loser,” said Kansas football coach Pepper Rodgers as his Jayhawks prepared to meet favored Penn State in the New Year’s Day Orange Bowl game in Miami. Joe Paterno was the Penn State coach. In KU’s visit to the Miami classic for the Jan. 1, 1948, Orange Bowl, KU had suffered a heartbreaking 20-14 loss after a much-disputed fumble recovery by Georgia Tech at the goal-line in the dying seconds.
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December 30, 2008