Penn State won the Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy, awarded to the best team in the east, again this year. At this point they might as well rename it the Joe Paterno Trophy. In his 43 seasons as head coach, Penn State has won the award 23 times. Penn State also won the award once under Bob Higgins and 3 times under Rip Engle (with Paterno as an assistant). In total, Penn State has won 27 times, 20 times more than the second place Army (who won their last before we won our second), and 21 times more than third place Pittsburgh (their last was 28 years ago). While this award really doesn't mean as much as it once did, it is still pretty amazing the dominance Penn State has had in the eastern region, especially in the Paterno era.