Penn State Football can make Super Bowl history in Chiefs vs. Buccaneers

Chris Godwin (Image via PackersNews)
Chris Godwin (Image via PackersNews) /

Penn State Football has the chance to make Super Bowl history on Sunday.

According to Banner Society, the Nittany Lions are the second-highest scoring college football program in Super Bowl history, entering Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs.

Former Nittany Lions have scored 81 points, led by the lies of kicker Robbie Gould and Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris. Penn State Football trails only the Miami Hurricanes, who account for 84 points.

That record could easily fall.

While neither the Buccaneers or Chiefs have a single former Hurricane, Nittany Lions alum Chris Godwin has become a focal point of Tampa Bay’s vertical passing game and a favorite target of future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady.

Godwin enters the Super Bowl as the NFL’s third-leading receiver this postseason, catching 14 passes for 223 yards and a touchdown. If Godwin finds paydirt against the Chiefs, Penn State Football would vault to the top of the leaderboard among college programs with 87 points.

It seems Godwin has another gear that he can elevate his game to in his biggest contests, after catching a game-high nine passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns in the 2017 Rose Bowl, his final game in the blue and white. Godwin also played a key role in propelling the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl, with five catches for 110 yards against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.

In addition to Godwin, the Nittany Lions will be well represented with Buccaneers’ offensive linemen A.Q. Shipley and Donovan Smith, as well as Chiefs offensive guard Stefen Wisniewski in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

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