1989 Recap

Written by: Big 33 Staff on April 29, 1989.


Whoever said lighting doesn’t strike twice wasn’t sitting in Hersheypark Stadium on July 29, 1989. That was the night Pennsylvania used a pair of halfback passes—the old flea-flicker play—to score two touchdowns in a 29-19 win over Maryland.

A crowd of 18,532 paid to see Pennsylvania soar to a 21-0 halftime lead and then hold off a second half charge for the Maryland forces.

Pennsylvania took the opening kickoff and moved 74 yards on 16 plays to score. Maryland came storming back as Ricky Davis broke away from a 53-yard gain on a deep pass from Terry Wolfram. Jason Kremus saved the day by intercepting Wolfram’s next throw in the end zone. With both teams having trouble with turnovers, the PA team was able to end the half with a 21-0 lead.

Stung by its first half mistakes, Maryland pursued Pennsylvania the second half and was able to end the game with a 29-19 score, with yet another victory for Pennsylvania.