The 1978 Central Counties Bank Button Set:




Storyline 1978:

In 1978, there were two special buttons issued by
Central Counties Bank to commemorate special occasions.

The first, an oversized button, "First at the Gate in '78!" was issued to
celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Beaver Stadium.



The second, "WE'RE NUMBER 1", was issued after the NC State game when
Penn State achieved it's first ever #1 ranking in the polls...it was my first
game as a visiting alum...I can still hear the crowd roar when they announced
the final score of the Oklahoma game that day...the Sooners loss,
coupled with PSU's win, enabled the Lions to earn the top spot in
the college football polls....and the crowd went bonkers!




Bonus button:

Here's a bonus button from 1978.
This non-bank button celebrates the punishment that our defense imposed
on the Buckeyes, their upstart freshman QB Art Schlicter, and most of all,
to their soon-to-be beleagured (fired!) head coach Woody Hayes.
And oh what fun it was to do that!



       


1978 Central Counties Bank

Opponent

Date

Score

Slogan

 

 

 

 

Special button

 

 

First at the Gate in ‘78!

at Temple (Veterans Stadium)

9-1-78

W 10-7

Temple, Whoo?

Rutgers

9-9-78

W 26-10

Run Over Rutgers

at Ohio State

9-16-78

W 19-0

Annihilate Ohio State

Southern Methodist

9-23-78

W 26-21

Shoo the Mustangs

Texas Christian University

9-30-78

W 58-0

Thou Shall Croak

at Kentucky

10-7-78

W 30-0

Two Is Enough

Syracuse

10-21-78

W 45-15

No Use Syracuse

at West Virginia

10-28-78

W 49-21

Climb Every Mountaineer

Maryland

11-4-78

W 27-3

Tear A Pin

North Carolina State

11-11-78

W 19-10

Pack It In

Special button

 

 

WE’RE NUMBER 1 - PENN STATE

Pittsburgh

11-24-78

W 17-10

Pounce On Pitt

Alabama / Sugar Bowl

1-1-79

L 7-14

LION POWER # 1