American Football Database
2006 FedEx Orange Bowl
BCS Bowl Game
72nd Orange Bowl
1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Pennsylvania State University 7 7 0 207 23
Florida State University 0 13 0 307 23
Date January 3, 2006
Season 2005
Stadium Dolphin Stadium
Location Miami Gardens, Florida
MVP FSU WR Willie Reid
Attendance 77,912[1]
Payout US$13,500,000
United States TV coverage
Network ABC
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Kirk Herbstreit and Erin Andrews
Nielsen ratings 12.2[1]
Orange Bowl
 < 2005  2007

The 2006 Orange Bowl, a 2005–2006 BCS game, was played on January 3, 2006. This 72nd edition to the Orange Bowl featured the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Florida State Seminoles.

This game was known for being the seventh, and ultimately final meeting, between the two coaches, Joe Paterno of Penn State and Bobby Bowden of Florida State.

In July 2012, the NCAA vacated Penn State's win in the game as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal; according to NCAA policies on vacated wins,[2] the game officially has no winner.

Overtime summary

The three-overtime game took over four hours.

Florida State started on offense to begin the first overtime. Kicker Gary Cismesia's 44-yard attempt went wide right. Penn State conservatively rushed three times and attempted a 38-yard field goal on their first overtime drive. However, kicker Kevin Kelly's try pushed wide left.

In the second overtime, both team scored on 1-yard touchdown runs tying the game at 23–23.

In the third overtime, Florida State's kicking woes continued. Cismesia's 38-yard attempt hit the right upright. On 2nd and 9 on the 12 yard line, Kelly hit a 29-yard field goal to give Joe Paterno and the Nittany Lions the win over Bobby Bowden and the Seminoles.

Scoring summary

Scoring Play Score Time
1st quarter
PSU – Scott 2 yard run PSU 7–0 4:59
2nd quarter
FSU – Reid 87 yard punt return Tie 7–7 4:09
FSU – Booker 57 yard pass from Weatherford (missed PAT) FSU 13–7 2:49
PSU – Kilmer 24 yard pass from Robinson PSU 14–13 0:06
3rd quarter
No scoring
4th quarter
PSU – Safety PSU 16–13 13:36
FSU – Cismesia 48 yard FG Tie 16–16 4:08
PSU – Scott 1 yard run PSU 23–16 2OT
FSU – Dean 1 yard run Tie 23–23 2OT
PSU – Kelly 29 yard FG PSU 26–23 3OT


  1. 1.0 1.1 "BCS Game Results". September 26, 2007. Archived from the original on June 2, 2009. Retrieved January 13, 2008.
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