A Snow Bowl | PSU 27, U-M 17 (11/18/1995)
It’s not THE Snow Bowl, but “A Snow Bowl” occurred in 1995 after nearly 18 inches of snow fell in State College in the four days prior to the Nov. 18, 1995, game.
On Nov. 14, 1995, a nor’easter hugged the mid-Atlantic coast, dumping the heavy snow across the interior Northeast. State College got about 15 inches on that day alone.
“Students had to be warned numerous times not to throw snowballs during the game,” according to Mohler, who said the snow was still piled high around the students in the stands. If you watched the game, you may remember Joe Paterno going over to the student section and yelling at the students to stop throwing snowballs at them. He is nearly hit with three snowballs.
In the end, thanks to a fake field goal, Penn State defeated Michigan, 27-17 in Lloyd Carr’s first game as non-interim head coach.