2001 Recap

July 21, 2001 Big 33 Staff

The kick wasn’t what everybody expected from Robbie Gould, but it was enough to give Pennsylvania a 31-29 victory over Ohio in the 2001 Big 33 Classic before another packed house at Hersheypark Stadium. Gould knuckled the ball a foot or so over the bar. It wasn’t pretty, but the 19-yard field goal was the […]

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2000 Recap

July 26, 2000 Big 33 Staff

Pennsylvania rode the strong right arm of Jeff Smoker to a rousing 31-14 triumph over Ohio in the 2000 PNC Big 33 Football Classic before 19,000 at Hersheypark Stadium. Smoker came into the game rated one of the top five quarterbacks in the country. The Manheim Central product did not disappoint. Pennsylvania roared out of […]

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1999 Recap

July 24, 1999 Big 33 Staff

Pennsylvania thought they finally had Ohio’s number in the 1999 PNC Bank Big 33 Football Classic. So did the fairly partisan crowd of 17,283 on a hot summer night in well-prepared Hersheypark Stadium. The Keystone State contingent jumped out to a 14-0 lead. It was the best start for Pennsylvania in more than a decade, […]

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1998 Recap

July 25, 1998 Big 33 Staff

The Pennsylvania Big 33 Classic is played under special regulations to make the game more exciting for spectators and players alike. Ohio made it a little too exciting with a 34-13 romp over Pennsylvania before 16,327 fans at Hersheypark Stadium on July 25, 1998. The stars of Ohio’s victory were quarterback Dave Ragone and wide […]

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1997 Recap

July 26, 1997 Big 33 Staff

In what may have been the most exciting finish in history, Pennsylvania rallied for a 21-20 victory over Ohio before 17,000 fans left limp at the unexpected finish. With just 84 seconds left in the game, Ohio was sitting on a 20-14 lead and looked like a sure winner. The Keystone Staters found themselves running […]

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1996 Recap

July 27, 1996 Big 33 Staff

When the checkered flag came out, Ohio was the winner by a 45-36 score in the 39th Big 33 Football Classic. The 81 points scored were the most ever. Nick Goings and Gary Berry were the speedsters who provided Ohio much of its big-play status. Goings had spectacular runs that set a record for the […]

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1995 Recap

July 28, 1995 Big 33 Staff

The third time was the charm for the Pennsylvania-Ohio Big 33 Classic. The 1995 game at Hersheypark Stadium had a little of everything, including a crowdpleasing finish as the Keystone State stars held on for a 28-21 victory. This was by far the most competitive of the three games in the current series. The outcome […]

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1994 Recap

July 30, 1994 Big 33 Staff

Making the most of its big-play offense, Ohio scored to a 21-0 lead and coasted to a 35-20 victory before 16,000 at Hersheypark Stadium. Quarterback Scott Mutryn powered the Ohio team by completing 7-of-14 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns. He also connected on a 74-yard bomb with Andy McCullough to the Pennsylvania 4-yard […]

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1993 Recap

July 31, 1993 Big 33 Staff

The pre-game attention was all on Pennsylvania quarterback Ron Powlus. Most of the post-game attention was on Keystone State running backs Juan Gaddy, Jon Ritchie and Chico Williams. The three runners accounted for 192 yards and four touchdowns in leading Pennsylvania to a shocking 36-6 romp over Ohio in the Big 33 Football Classic before […]

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1992 Recap

July 25, 1992 Big 33 Staff

The opening play from scrimmage set the tone for PA’s 38-0 romp over MD in what was the final game of an 8-game series. PA quarterback Scott Weaver threw a perfect pass to receiver Anthony Hardy for a 91-yard touchdown. In addition to his opening score, Hardy returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown […]

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