1986

Oklahoma 25
Penn State 10

January 1, 1986 – Orange Bowl Stadium
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
 
Lasher Kicks Sooners to Title
Oklahoma scored 16 second-quarter points and shut out top-ranked Penn State in the second half as it won its third national championship in the Orange Bowl.
 
After giving up seven on the Lions' opening drive on a short Tim Manoa run, the Sooner defense shut down Penn State.
 
Tim Lashar kicked the first of his four field goals early in the second quarter to make it 7-3 and swung the momentum to Oklahoma. Jamelle Holieway, who would engineer six scoring drives, found All-American tight end Keith Jackson for a 71-yard touchdown pass on a third-and-24 play.
 
Lashar added a pair of field goals before State's Massimo Manca kicked a 27-yarder with one second left in the half that made it 16-10.
 
The Sooners' top-ranked defense took over in the second half and fullback Lydell Carr scampered 61 yards to make the final 25-10. Oklahoma’s defense was lead Brian Bosworth (13 solo tackles) and picked off four passes.
 

  OKLA PSU
First Downs 12 14
Rushing Attempts 52 36
Rushing Yards 228 103
Passes Attempted 6 34
Passes Completed 3 18
Had Intercepted 0 4
Passing Yards 91 164
Total Offense 319 267
Punts/Avg. 5/42.6 6/46.3
Fumbles/Lost  5/1 2/1
Penalties/Yards 7/45 6/49

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
Oklahoma 0 16 3 6 - 25
Penn State 7 3 0 0 - 10

      
SCORING SUMMARY
PSU: Manoa 1-yard run (Manca kick); OKLA: Lashar 26-yard FG; OKLA: Jackson 71-yard pass from Holieway (Lashar kick); OKLA: Lashar 31-yard FG; OKLA: Lashar 21-yard FG; PSU: Manca 27-yard FG; OKLA: Lashar 22-yard FG; OKLA: Carr 61-yard run (kick failed) MOP: Sonny Brown (Oklahoma), Tim Lashar (Oklahoma)
 
Oklahoma Head Coach: Barry Switzer
Penn State Head Coach: Joe Paterno