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Joe Paterno is the current head coach of Penn State Nittany Lions football. Paterno has served as head coach since the retirement of Rip Engle after the 1965 season. His teams play their home games at Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA.

Penn State would play as an independent until the 1992 season. In 1993, the Nittany Lions would start playing a Big Ten Conference football schedule.

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1966 season

1966 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Independent
1966 record 5-5
Head coach Joe Paterno
Seasons
« 1965 1967 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/17/1966 Maryland Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 15-7  
09/24/1966 at #1 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 8-42  
10/01/1966 at Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 0-11  
10/08/1966 Boston College Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 30-21  
10/15/1966 at #4 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 11-49  
10/22/1966 at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 38-6  
10/29/1966† Cal Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 33-15  
11/05/1966 Syracuse Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC Regional L 10-12  
11/12/1966 at #5 Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA L 0-21  
11/19/1966 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 48-24  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
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NFL/AFL Common Draft

Three Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1967 NFL/AFL Common Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
2nd 27 53 Dave Rowe Defensive tackle New Orleans Saints
10th 20 257 John Runnells -- Boston Patriots
16th 22 415 Mike Irwin -- Buffalo Bills


1967 season

1967 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Gator Bowl, tied Florida State
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #10
1967 record 8-2-1
Head coach Joe Paterno
Seasons
« 1966 1968 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/23/1967 at Navy Navy-Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD ABC Regional L 22-23  
09/29/1967 at Miami Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 17-8  
10/07/1967 #4 UCLA Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA L 15-17  
10/14/1967 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 50-28  
10/21/1967† West Virginia Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 21-14  
10/28/1967 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 29-20  
11/04/1967 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 38-3  
11/11/1967 #3 North Carolina State Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 13-8  
11/18/1967 Ohio Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 35-14  
11/25/1967 Pittsburgh Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 42-6  
12/30/1967 vs. Florida State Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ABC National T 17-17  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL/AFL Common Draft

Three Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1968 NFL/AFL Common Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
2nd 14 41 Rich Buzin Offensive tackle New York Giants
2nd 16 43 Bill Lenkaitis Center San Diego Chargers
5th 8 119 Mike McBath Defensive end Buffalo Bills


1968 season

1968 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Orange Bowl, defeated Kansas
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #2
1968 record 11-0
Head coach Joe Paterno
Seasons
« 1967 1969 »

The 1968 team was Paterno's first perfect season. Despite going 11-0, the Nittany Lions finished behind 9-0 Ohio State and 9-0-1 USC in both polls.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/21/1968 Navy #10 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 31-6  
09/28/1968 Kansas State #4 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 25-9  
10/05/1968 at West Virginia #3 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 31-20  
10/12/1968 at UCLA #3 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC Regional W 21-6  
10/26/1968 at Boston College #4 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 29-0  
11/02/1968† Army #4 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 28-24  
11/09/1968 Miami #4 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 22-7  
11/16/1968 at Maryland #3 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 57-13  
11/23/1968 at Pittsburgh #3 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 65-9  
12/07/1968 Syracuse #3 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC National W 30-12  
01/01/1969 vs. #6 Kansas #3 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC W 15-14  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL/AFL Common Draft

Five Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1969 NFL/AFL Common Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 7 7 Ted Kwalick Tight end San Francisco 49ers
2nd 12 38 Dave Bradley Offensive guard Green Bay Packers
4th 4 82 Bob Campbell Wide receiver Pittsburgh Steelers
7th 18 174 John Kulka -- Miami Dolphins
15th 3 367 Leon Angevine -- Philadelphia Eagles


1969 season

1969 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Orange Bowl, defeated Missouri
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
1969 record 11-0
Head coach Joe Paterno
Seasons
« 1968 1970 »

Despite posting its second consecutive undefeated, untied season, the Nittany Lions did not have a shot at the national championship. President Richard Nixon awarded the national championship to the winner of the December 6 matchup between the Texas Longhorns and the Arkansas Razorbacks, then ranked at the top of the polls, despite no bowl games having been played yet. Paterno, at the 1973 commencement, was quoted saying, "I'd like to know how could the president know so little about Watergate in 1973 and so much about college football in 1969?"[1]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/20/1969 at Navy #3 Navy-Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD W 45-22  
09/27/1969 Colorado #2 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 27-3  
10/04/1969 at Kansas State #2 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 17-14  
10/11/1969† #17 West Virginia #5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 20-0  
10/18/1969 at Syracuse #5 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 15-14  
10/25/1969 Ohio #8 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 42-3  
11/01/1969 Boston College #5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA CBS W 38-16  
11/15/1969 Maryland #5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 48-0  
11/22/1969 at Pittsburgh #4 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 27-7  
11/29/1969 at North Carolina State #3 Carter StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina ABC National W 33-8  
01/01/1970 vs. #6 Missouri #2 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC W 10-3  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Eight Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1970 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 7 7 Mike Reid Defensive tackle Cincinnati Bengals
3rd 6 58 Charlie Pittman Running back St. Louis Cardinals
3rd 20 72 Dennis Onkotz Linebacker New York Jets
4th 17 95 Steve Smear -- Baltimore Colts
4th 20 98 John Ebersole Linebacker New York Jets
7th 23 179 Don Abbey -- Dallas Cowboys
8th 17 199 Paul Johnson -- Washington Redskins
12th 17 303 James Kates -- Washington Redskins

Awards

Maxwell Award
Outland Trophy


1970 season

1970 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #19
AP #18
1970 record 7-3
Head coach Joe Paterno
Seasons
« 1969 1971 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/19/1970 Navy #7 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 55-7  
09/26/1970 at #18 Colorado #4 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO ABC National L 13-41  
10/03/1970 at Wisconsin #16 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 16-29  
10/10/1970 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 28-3  
10/17/1970† Syracuse Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 7-24  
10/24/1970 at Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY ABC Regional W 38-14  
10/31/1970 West Virginia Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 42-8  
11/07/1970 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 34-0  
11/14/1970 Ohio Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 32-22  
11/21/1970 Pittsburgh #20 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 35-15  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1971 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
2nd 8 34 Jack Ham Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers
3rd 21 73 Warren Koegel Center Oakland Raiders
11th 22 282 Vic Surma -- Miami Dolphins
16th 24 414 Greg Edmonds -- Minnesota Vikings


1971 season

1971 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Cotton Bowl Classic, defeated Texas
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #5
1971 record 11-1
Head coach Joe Paterno
Seasons
« 1970 1972 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/18/1971 at Navy #14 Navy-Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD W 56-3  
09/25/1971 at Iowa #12 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC Regional W 44-14  
10/02/1971 Air Force #9 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 16-14  
10/09/1971 Army #9 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 42-0  
10/16/1971 at Syracuse #9 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 31-0  
10/23/1971† TCU #7 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 66-14  
10/30/1971 at West Virginia #6 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 35-7  
11/06/1971 Maryland #6 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 63-27  
11/13/1971 North Carolina State #5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 35-3  
11/20/1971 at Pittsburgh #6 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 55-18  
12/04/1971 at #12 Tennessee #5 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ABC National L 11-31  
01/01/1972 vs. #12 Texas #10 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 30-6  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1972 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 13 13 Franco Harris Running back Pittsburgh Steelers
2nd 22 48 Lydell Mitchell Running back Baltimore Colts
4th 15 93 Charles Zapiec -- Dallas Cowboys
5th 13 117 Bob Parsons Punter Chicago Bears


1972 season

1972 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Sugar Bowl, lost to Oklahoma
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #10
1972 record 10-2
Head coach Joe Paterno
Seasons
« 1971 1973 »

As a result of using ineligible players, the Oklahoma Sooners were ordered to forfeit seven wins from their 1972 season, including their on-field win over the Nittany Lions. However, Paterno and Penn State refused to accept the forfeit, and the bowl game is officially recorded as a loss.[2]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/16/1972 at #7 Tennessee #6 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 21-28  
09/23/1972 Navy #11 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 21-10  
09/30/1972 Iowa #13 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 14-10  
10/07/1972 at Illinois #16 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 35-17  
10/14/1972 at Army #15 Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 45-0  
10/21/1972† Syracuse #12 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 17-0  
10/28/1972 at West Virginia #11 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ABC Regional W 28-19  
11/04/1972 Maryland #10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 46-16  
11/11/1972 North Carolina State #10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 37-22  
11/18/1972 at Boston College #6 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 45-26  
11/25/1972 Pittsburgh #6 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 49-27  
12/31/1972 vs. #2 Oklahoma #5 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC National L 0-14  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Five Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1973 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
3rd 19 71 Jim Laslavic Linebacker Detroit Lions
5th 12 116 Bruce Bannon Linebacker New York Jets
6th 6 136 John Skorupan Linebacker Buffalo Bills
14th 10 348 John Hufnagel Quarterback Denver Broncos
15th 17 381 Carl Schaukowitch Offensive guard New York Giants

Awards

Walter Camp Coach of the Year


1973 season

1973 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Orange Bowl, defeated LSU
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #5
1973 record 12-0
Head coach Joe Paterno
Seasons
« 1972 1974 »

Penn State's third undefeated season under Joe Paterno was led by John Cappelletti who would become the first Penn State player to win the Heisman Trophy.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/15/1973 at Stanford #7 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA ABC National W 20-6  
09/22/1973 at Navy #7 Navy-Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD W 39-0  
09/29/1973† Iowa #6 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 27-8  
10/06/1973 at Air Force #7 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO ABC Regional W 19-9  
10/13/1973 Army #7 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 54-3  
10/20/1973 at Syracuse #5 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 49-6  
10/27/1973 West Virginia #5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 62-14  
11/03/1973 at Maryland #6 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 42-22  
11/10/1973 North Carolina State #6 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 35-29  
11/17/1973 Ohio #6 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 49-10  
11/24/1973 #20 Pittsburgh #6 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 35-13  
01/01/1974 vs. #13 LSU #6 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC W 16-9  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Ten Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1974 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 8 8 Ed O'Neil Linebacker Detroit Lions
1st 11 11 John Cappelletti Running back Los Angeles Rams
2nd 1 27 Doug Allen Linebacker Buffalo Bills
2nd 15 41 Charlie Getty Offensive tackle Kansas City Chiefs
2nd 17 43 Mark Markovich Center San Diego Chargers
5th 2 106 Gary Hayman Running back Buffalo Bills
6th 6 136 Randy Crowder Defensive tackle Miami Dolphins
9th 9 217 Phil LaPorta Offensive tackle New Orleans Saints
10th 22 256 Chuck Herd -- Cincinnati Bengals
12th 8 294 Tom Hull Linebacker San Francisco 49ers

Awards

Heisman Trophy
Maxwell Award
Walter Camp Award


1974 season

1974 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Cotton Bowl Classic, defeated Baylor
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #7
1974 record 10-2
Head coach Joe Paterno
Seasons
« 1973 1975 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/14/1974 #20 Stanford #8 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC National W 24-20  
09/21/1974 Navy #8 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 6-7  
09/28/1974 at Iowa #19 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 27-0  
10/05/1974 at Army #15 Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 21-14  
10/12/1974† Wake Forest #15 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 55-0  
10/19/1974 Syracuse #11 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 30-14  
10/26/1974 at West Virginia #10 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 21-12  
11/02/1974 #15 Maryland #10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC Regional W 24-17  
11/09/1974 at North Carolina State #7 Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina L 7-12  
11/16/1974 Ohio #11 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 35-16  
11/28/1974 at #18 Pittsburgh #10 Three Rivers StadiumPittsburgh, PA ABC National W 31-10  
01/01/1975 vs. #12 Baylor #7 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 41-20  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Ten Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1975 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
2nd 5 31 Mike Hartenstine Defensive end Chicago Bears
4th 3 81 John Nessel -- Atlanta Falcons
4th 24 102 Tom Donchez Running back Buffalo Bills
6th 12 142 Tom Shuman -- Cincinnati Bengals
7th 14 170 Chris Devlin Linebacker Cincinnati Bengals
8th 16 198 Jeff Bleamer Offensive tackle Philadelphia Eagles
9th 15 223 Dan Natale -- San Francisco 49ers
10th 22 256 Joe Jackson -- Miami Dolphins
12th 16 312 Greg Murphy -- Pittsburgh Steelers
17th 5 421 Dave Graf Linebacker Cleveland Browns


1975 season

1975 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Sugar Bowl, lost to Alabama
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #10
AP #10
1975 record 9-3
Head coach Joe Paterno
Seasons
« 1974 1976 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/06/1975 at Temple #6 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 26-25  
09/13/1975 Stanford #10 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 34-14  
09/20/1975 at #3 Ohio State #7 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 9-17  
09/27/1975 at Iowa #12 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 30-10  
10/04/1975† Kentucky #10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 10-3  
10/11/1975 #10 West Virginia #9 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 39-0  
10/18/1975 at Syracuse #9 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 19-7  
10/25/1975 Army #9 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 31-0  
11/01/1975 at #14 Maryland #9 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 15-13  
11/08/1975 North Carolina State #8 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 14-15  
11/22/1975 at #17 Pittsburgh #10 Three Rivers StadiumPittsburgh, PA ABC National W 7-6  
12/31/1975 vs. #4 Alabama #8 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC National L 6-13  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1976 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
2nd 23 51 Chris Bahr Kicker Cincinnati Bengals
3rd 7 67 Greg Buttle Linebacker New York Jets
3rd 10 70 Ron Coder Defensive tackle Pittsburgh Steelers
4th 27 119 Tom Rafferty Center Dallas Cowboys


1976 season

1976 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Gator Bowl, lost to Notre Dame
Conference Independent
1976 record 7-5
Head coach Joe Paterno
Seasons
« 1975 1977 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/11/1976 Stanford #10 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 15-12  
09/18/1976 #2 Ohio State #7 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC Regional L 7-12  
09/25/1976 Iowa #11 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 6-7  
10/02/1976 at Kentucky #20 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 6-22  
10/09/1976 Army Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 38-16  
10/16/1976† Syracuse Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 27-3  
10/23/1976 at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 33-0  
10/30/1976 at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 31-30  
11/06/1976 North Carolina State Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 41-20  
11/13/1976 at Miami Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 21-7  
11/26/1976 at #1 Pittsburgh #16 Three Rivers StadiumPittsburgh, PA ABC National L 7-24  
12/27/1976 vs. #15 Notre Dame #20 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ABC National L 9-20  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1977 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
2nd 10 38 George Reihner Offensive guard Houston Oilers
3rd 22 78 Kurt Allerman Linebacker St. Louis Cardinals
5th 2 114 Ron Crosby Linebacker Detroit Lions
8th 24 219 Brad Benson Offensive tackle New England Patriots


1977 season

1977 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Fiesta Bowl, beat Arizona State
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #5
1977 record 11-1
Head coach Joe Paterno
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1976 1978 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/02/1977 at Rutgers #13 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 45-7  
09/17/1977 Houston #10 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 31-14  
09/24/1977 Maryland #5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC Regional W 27-9  
10/01/1977 Kentucky #4 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 20-24  
10/08/1977† Utah State #10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 16-7  
10/15/1977 at Syracuse #10 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 31-24  
10/22/1977 West Virginia #10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 49-28  
10/29/1977 Miami #9 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 49-7  
11/05/1977 at North Carolina State #9 Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W 21-17  
11/12/1977 Temple #9 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 44-7  
11/26/1977 at #10 Pittsburgh #9 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ABC National W 15-13  
12/25/1977 vs. #15 Arizona State #9 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) CBS W 42-30  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Seven Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1978 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
3rd 5 61 Mickey Shuler Tight end New York Jets
3rd 25 81 Jimmy Cefalo Wide receiver Miami Dolphins
5th 4 113 Randy Sidler -- New York Jets
6th 17 155 Steve Geise -- Cincinnati Bengals
9th 5 227 Neil Hutton -- New York Jets
10th 17 267 Tom DePaso Linebacker Cincinnati Bengals
11th 25 303 Ron Hostetler -- Los Angeles Rams


1978 season

1978 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Sugar Bowl, lost to Alabama
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #4
1978 record 11-1
Head coach Joe Paterno
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1977 1979 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/01/1978 at Temple #3 Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 10-7  
09/09/1978 Rutgers #3 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 26-10  
09/16/1978 at #6 Ohio State #5 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC Regional W 19-0  
09/23/1978 SMU #3 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 26-21  
09/30/1978 TCU #5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 58-0  
10/07/1978 at Kentucky #5 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY W 30-0  
10/21/1978† Syracuse #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 45-15  
10/28/1978 at West Virginia #2 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 49-21  
11/04/1978 #5 Maryland #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC Regional W 27-3  
11/11/1978 North Carolina State #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 19-10  
11/24/1978 #15 Pittsburgh #1 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC National W 17-10  
01/01/1979 vs. #2 Alabama #1 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC National L 7-14  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Eight Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1979 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 10 10 Keith Dorney Offensive tackle Detroit Lions
4th 14 96 Eric Cunningham Offensive guard New York Jets
5th 16 126 Scott Fitzkee Wide receiver Philadelphia Eagles
5th 23 133 Chuck Fusina Quarterback Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6th 28 165 Matt Bahr Kicker Pittsburgh Steelers
7th 17 182 Rich Milot Linebacker Washington Redskins
8th 4 196 Chuck Correal Center Philadelphia Eagles
10th 6 265 Tony Petruccio -- San Diego Chargers

Awards

Lombardi Award
Maxwell Award
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year


1979 season

1979 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Liberty Bowl, defeated Tulane
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #18
AP #20
1979 record 8-4
Head coach Joe Paterno
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1978 1980 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/15/1979 Rutgers #7 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 45-10  
09/22/1979 Texas A&M #6 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 14-27  
09/29/1979 at #6 Nebraska #18 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ABC Regional L 17-42  
10/06/1979 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 27-7  
10/13/1979† Army Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 24-3  
10/20/1979 vs. Syracuse Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 35-7  
10/27/1979 West Virginia Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 31-6  
11/03/1979 Miami #19 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 10-26  
11/10/1979 at North Carolina State Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W 9-7  
11/17/1979 #18 Temple Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 22-7  
12/01/1979 #11 Pittsburgh #19 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC National L 14-29  
12/22/1979 vs. #15 Tulane Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ABC National W 9-6  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Seven Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1980 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 4 4 Bruce Clark Defensive tackle Green Bay Packers
2nd 15 43 Matt Millen Linebacker Oakland Raiders
2nd 18 46 Matt Suhey Running back Chicago Bears
2nd 22 50 Irvin Pankey Offensive tackle Los Angeles Rams
3rd 13 69 Lance Mehl Linebacker New York Jets
6th 16 154 Mike Guman Running back Los Angeles Rams
9th 9 230 Tom Donovan Wide receiver Kansas City Chiefs


1980 season

1980 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Fiesta Bowl, defeated Ohio State
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #8
1980 record 10-2
Head coach Joe Paterno
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1979 1981 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/06/1980 Colgate #18 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 54-10  
09/20/1980 at Texas A&M #12 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX ESPN (tape delay) W 25-9  
09/27/1980 #3 Nebraska #11 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC National L 7-21  
10/04/1980 at #9 Missouri #17 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPN (tape delay) W 29-21  
10/11/1980 at Maryland #14 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 24-10  
10/18/1980† Syracuse #12 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 24-7  
10/25/1980 at West Virginia #13 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 20-15  
11/01/1980 Miami #13 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 27-12  
11/08/1980 North Carolina State #10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 21-13  
11/15/1980 at Temple #9 Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 50-7  
11/28/1980 #4 Pittsburgh #5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC National L 9-14  
12/26/1980 vs. #11 Ohio State #10 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) NBC W 31-19  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Seven Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1981 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 28 28 Booker Moore Running back Buffalo Bills
3rd 2 58 Bill Dugan Offensive guard Seattle Seahawks
6th 9 147 Pete Kugler Nose tackle San Francisco 49ers
6th 10 148 Larry Kubin Linebacker Washington Redskins
7th 20 186 Brad Scovill -- Seattle Seahawks
8th 21 214 Gene Gladys -- New Orleans Saints
11th 13 289 Frank Case Defensive end Kansas City Chiefs


1981 season

1981 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Fiesta Bowl, defeated USC
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #3
1981 record 10-2
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Dick Anderson
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/12/1981 Cincinnati #9 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN (tape delay) W 52-0  
09/26/1981 at #15 Nebraska #3 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ESPN (tape delay) W 30-24  
10/03/1981 at Temple #2 Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 30-0  
10/10/1981† Boston College #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN (tape delay) W 38-7  
10/17/1981 at Syracuse #2 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY W 41-16  
10/24/1981 West Virginia #1 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN (tape delay) W 30-7  
10/31/1981 at Miami #1 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ABC National L 14-17  
11/07/1981 at North Carolina State #6 Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W 22-15  
11/14/1981 #6 Alabama #5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC Regional L 16-31  
11/21/1981 Notre Dame #13 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN (tape delay) W 24-21  
11/28/1981 at #1 Pittsburgh #11 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ABC National W 48-14  
01/01/1982 vs. #8 USC #7 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) NBC W 26-10  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Ten Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1982 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 8 8 Mike Munchak Offensive guard Houston Oilers
1st 17 17 Sean Farrell Offensive guard Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2nd 1 28 Leo Wisniewski Nose tackle Baltimore Colts
2nd 10 37 Jim Romano Center Los Angeles Raiders
3rd 23 78 Vyto Kab Tight end Philadelphia Eagles
3rd 25 80 Paul Lankford Defensive back Miami Dolphins
5th 15 126 Mike Meade Running back Green Bay Packers
6th 13 152 Chet Parlavecchio Linebacker Green Bay Packers
9th 11 234 Matt Bradley -- Houston Oilers
10th 12 263 Rich D'Amico -- Los Angeles Raiders

Awards

Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award


1982 season

1982 Penn State Nittany Lions football
National Champions
Sugar Bowl, defeated Georgia
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
1982 record 11-1
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Dick Anderson
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1981 1983 »

Penn State defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 27-23 in the 1983 Sugar Bowl to win Paterno's first consensus national championship.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/04/1982 Temple #8 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN (tape delay) W 31-14  
09/11/1982 Maryland #7 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 39-31  
09/18/1982 Rutgers #8 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 49-14  
09/25/1982 #2 Nebraska #8 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA CBS W 27-24  
10/09/1982 at #4 Alabama #3 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL CBS L 21-42  
10/16/1982† Syracuse #8 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 28-7  
10/23/1982 at #13 West Virginia #9 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 24-0  
10/30/1982 at Boston College #8 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 52-17  
11/06/1982 North Carolina State #7 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 54-0  
11/13/1982 at #13 Notre Dame #5 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN ABC Regional W 24-14  
11/26/1982 #5 Pittsburgh #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC National W 19-10  
01/01/1983 vs. #1 Georgia #2 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC National W 27-23  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Nine Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1983 NFL Draft.

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Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 3 3 Curt Warner Running back Seattle Seahawks
1st 7 7 Todd Blackledge Quarterback Kansas City Chiefs
3rd 17 73 Walker Lee Ashley Linebacker Minnesota Vikings
4th 4 88 Mike McCloskey Tight end Houston Oilers
5th 10 122 Bill Contz Offensive tackle Cleveland Browns
5th 28 140 Gregg Garrity Wide receiver Pittsburgh Steelers
10th 8 261 Dave Laube -- Detroit Lions
10th 10 263 Pete Speros -- Seattle Seahawks

Awards

Davey O'Brien Award
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year


1983 season

1983 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Aloha Bowl, defeated Washington
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #17
1983 record 8-4-1
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Dick Anderson
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
08/29/1983 vs. #1 Nebraska #4 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Kickoff Classic) Katz L 6-44  
09/10/1983 Cincinnati #20 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA L 3-14  
09/17/1983 #13 Iowa Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 34-42  
09/24/1983 at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 23-18  
10/01/1983 at Rutgers Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 36-25  
10/08/1983 #3 Alabama Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA CBS W 34-28  
10/15/1983 at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY W 17-6  
10/22/1983† #4 West Virginia Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 41-23  
10/29/1983 at #19 Boston College Sullivan StadiumFoxborough, MA ABC Regional L 17-27  
11/05/1983 Brown Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 38-21  
11/12/1983 Notre Dame Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN (tape delay) W 34-30  
11/19/1983 at #17 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA T 24-24  
12/26/1983 vs. Washington Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI (Aloha Bowl) ESPN W 13-10  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Eight Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1984 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 4 4 Kenny Jackson Wide receiver Philadelphia Eagles
2nd 6 34 Scott Radecic Linebacker Kansas City Chiefs
3rd 14 70 Jon Williams Running back New England Patriots
4th 6 90 Mark Robinson Defensive back Kansas City Chiefs
4th 28 112 Ron Heller Offensive tackle Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7th 8 176 Harry Hamilton Defensive back New York Jets
8th 1 197 Kevin Baugh -- Houston Oilers
9th 18 242 George Reynolds -- Los Angeles Rams


1984 season

1984 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Independent
1984 record 6-5
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1983 1985 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/08/1984 Rutgers #11 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 15-12  
09/15/1984 at #5 Iowa #12 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 20-17  
09/22/1984 William & Mary #7 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 56-18  
09/29/1984 vs. #2 Texas #4 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ ESPN L 3-28  
10/06/1984 Maryland #11 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 25-24  
10/13/1984 at Alabama #11 Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 0-6  
10/20/1984† Syracuse #19 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 21-3  
10/27/1984 at #18 West Virginia #19 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ESPN L 14-17  
11/03/1984 #9 Boston College Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC National W 37-30  
11/17/1984 at Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN ESPN L 7-44  
11/24/1984 Pittsburgh Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 11-31  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1985 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
6th 6 146 Stan Short -- Detroit Lions
7th 24 192 Nick Haden Offensive guard Los Angeles Raiders
9th 22 246 Chris Sydnor -- Los Angeles Raiders
12th 20 328 Tony Mumford Running back New England Patriots


1985 season

1985 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Orange Bowl, lost to Oklahoma
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #3
1985 record 11-1
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1984 1986 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/07/1985 at #7 Maryland #19 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 20-18  
09/14/1985 Temple #11 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 27-25  
09/21/1985 East Carolina #10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 17-10  
09/28/1985 at Rutgers #9 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 17-10  
10/12/1985 #10 Alabama #8 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC National W 19-17  
10/19/1985 at Syracuse #6 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY W 24-20  
10/26/1985† West Virginia #3 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC Regional W 27-0  
11/02/1985 Boston College #3 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 16-12  
11/09/1985 at Cincinnati #2 Riverfront StadiumCincinnati, OH W 31-10  
11/16/1985 Notre Dame #1 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC Regional W 36-6  
11/23/1985 at Pittsburgh #1 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ESPN W 31-0  
01/01/1986 vs. #3 Oklahoma #1 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC L 10-25  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Three Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1986 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
4th 23 105 Rogers Alexander Linebacker New York Jets
7th 2 168 Bob Williams -- Buffalo Bills
9th 14 235 Mike Zordich Defensive back San Diego Chargers


1986 season

1986 Penn State Nittany Lions football
National Champions
Fiesta Bowl, defeated Miami
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
1986 record 12-0
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1985 1987 »

Penn State defeated the Miami Hurricanes 14-10 in the 1987 Fiesta Bowl to win Paterno's second consensus national championship.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/06/1986 Temple #6 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 45-15  
09/20/1986 at Boston College #5 Sullivan StadiumFoxborough, MA ESPN W 26-14  
09/27/1986 East Carolina #7 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 42-17  
10/04/1986 Rutgers #5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 31-6  
10/11/1986 Cincinnati #5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 23-17  
10/18/1986† Syracuse #6 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 42-3  
10/25/1986 at #2 Alabama #6 Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ABC National W 23-3  
11/01/1986 at West Virginia #2 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ESPN W 19-0  
11/08/1986 Maryland #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 17-15  
11/15/1986 at Notre Dame #3 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN ABC National W 24-19  
11/22/1986 Pittsburgh #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 34-14  
01/02/1987 vs. #1 Miami #2 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) NBC W 14-10  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Thirteen Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1987 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 8 8 Shane Conlan Linebacker Buffalo Bills
1st 14 14 D.J. Dozier Running back Minnesota Vikings
3rd 24 80 Tim Manoa Running back Cleveland Browns
3rd 25 81 Steve Smith Running back Los Angeles Raiders
4th 1 84 Don Graham Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5th 14 126 John Bruno Punter St. Louis Cardinals
5th 20 132 Chris Conlin Offensive guard Miami Dolphins
6th 1 141 Tim Johnson Defensive end Pittsburgh Steelers
6th 22 162 Bob White -- San Francisco 49ers
8th 27 222 Dan Morgan Offensive guard Denver Broncos
9th 24 247 Bob Ontko Linebacker Indianapolis Colts
10th 17 268 Sid Lewis Defensive back New York Jets
11th 7 286 Brian Siverling -- Detroit Lions

Awards

Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year
Paul "Bear" Bryant Award


1987 season

1987 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Florida Citrus Bowl, lost to Clemson
Conference Independent
1987 record 8-4
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1986 1988 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/05/1987 Bowling Green #11 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 45-19  
09/12/1987 #19 Alabama #11 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA CBS L 13-24  
09/19/1987 Cincinnati #20 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 41-0  
09/26/1987 at Boston College #15 Sullivan StadiumFoxborough, MA ESPN W 27-17  
10/03/1987 Temple #14 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 27-13  
10/10/1987† Rutgers #14 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 35-21  
10/17/1987 at #13 Syracuse #10 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY CBS L 21-48  
10/31/1987 West Virginia #18 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 25-21  
11/07/1987 at Maryland #16 Memorial StadiumBaltimore, MD W 21-16  
11/14/1987 at Pittsburgh #15 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ESPN L 0-10  
11/21/1987 #7 Notre Dame Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA CBS W 21-20  
01/01/1988 vs. #14 Clemson #20 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC National L 10-35  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1988 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
3rd 3 58 Ray Roundtree Wide receiver Detroit Lions
8th 6 199 Mike Alexander Wide receiver Los Angeles Raiders
10th 1 250 Stan Clayton Offensive tackle Atlanta Falcons
11th 11 289 Pete Curkendall -- Buffalo Bills


1988 season

1988 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Independent
1988 record 5-6
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1987 1989 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/10/1988 at Virginia #18 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 42-14  
09/17/1988 Boston College #16 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 23-20  
09/24/1988 Rutgers #15 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 16-21  
10/01/1988 at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 45-9  
10/08/1988† Cincinnati Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 35-9  
10/15/1988 Syracuse Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN L 10-24  
10/22/1988 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL CBS L 3-8  
10/29/1988 at #7 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV CBS L 30-51  
11/05/1988 Maryland Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 17-10  
11/12/1988 Pittsburgh Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN L 7-14  
11/19/1988 at #1 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN CBS L 3-21  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Six Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1989 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
2nd 1 29 Steve Wisniewski Offensive guard Dallas Cowboys
4th 16 100 Michael Timpson Wide receiver New England Patriots
6th 16 155 Quintus McDonald Linebacker Indianapolis Colts
6th 21 160 Gary Wilkerson -- Cleveland Browns
9th 21 244 Bob Mrosko Tight end Houston Oilers
11th 3 282 Keith Karpinski Linebacker Detroit Lions


1989 season

1989 Penn State Nittany Lions football
1989 Holiday Bowl, defeated BYU
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #14
AP #15
1989 record 8-3-1
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/09/1989 Virginia #12 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA L 6-14  
09/16/1989 Temple Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 42-3  
09/23/1989 Boston College Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 7-3  
09/30/1989 at Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 16-12  
10/07/1989 at Rutgers Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 17-0  
10/14/1989 at Syracuse #23 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN W 34-12  
10/28/1989 #6 Alabama #14 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA CBS L 16-17  
11/04/1989† #13 West Virginia #16 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 19-9  
11/11/1989 at Maryland #13 Memorial StadiumBaltimore, MD T 13-13  
11/18/1989 #1 Notre Dame #17 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA CBS L 23-34  
11/25/1989 at #19 Pittsburgh #22 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA CBS W 16-13  
12/29/1989 vs. #19 BYU #18 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA (1989 Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 50-39  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1990 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 2 2 Blair Thomas Running back New York Jets
2nd 21 46 Andre Collins Linebacker Washington Redskins
7th 15 180 David Szott Offensive guard Kansas City Chiefs
8th 3 196 Roger Duffy Offensive guard New York Jets


1990 season

1990 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Blockbuster Bowl, lost to Florida State
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #10
AP #11
1990 record 9-3
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1989 1991 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/08/1990 Texas #21 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA L 13-17  
09/15/1990 at #6 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC National L 14-19  
09/22/1990 Rutgers Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 28-0  
10/06/1990† Temple Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 48-10  
10/13/1990 Syracuse Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA CBS W 27-21  
10/20/1990 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA CBS W 40-21  
10/27/1990 at Alabama Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN W 9-0  
11/03/1990 at West Virginia #24 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 31-19  
11/10/1990 Maryland #21 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 24-10  
11/17/1990 at #1 Notre Dame #18 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN ESPN W 24-21  
11/24/1990 Pittsburgh #11 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA CBS W 22-17  
12/28/1990 vs. #11 Florida State #7 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Blockbuster Bowl) Raycom L 17-24  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Six Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1991 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
3rd 19 74 David Daniels Wide receiver Seattle Seahawks
6th 19 158 Leroy Thompson Running back Pittsburgh Steelers
8th 19 214 Gary Brown Running back Houston Oilers
10th 13 263 Frank Giannetti Defensive end Indianapolis Colts
10th 14 264 Sean Love Offensive guard Dallas Cowboys
12th 13 319 Rob Luedeke -- Indianapolis Colts


1991 season

1991 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Fiesta Bowl, defeated Tennessee
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #3
1991 record 11-2
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1990 1992 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
08/28/1991 vs. #8 Georgia Tech #7 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Kickoff Classic) Raycom W 34-22  
09/07/1991 Cincinnati #5 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA Prime W 81-0  
09/14/1991 at USC #5 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC National L 10-21  
09/21/1991 BYU #12 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC Regional W 33-7  
09/28/1991 Boston College #10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 28-21  
10/05/1991 at Temple #12 Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 24-7  
10/12/1991 at #2 Miami #9 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ABC National L 20-26  
10/19/1991† Rutgers #10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 37-17  
10/26/1991 West Virginia #8 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 51-6  
11/09/1991 at Maryland #9 Memorial StadiumBaltimore, MD W 47-7  
11/16/1991 #12 Notre Dame #8 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC Regional W 35-13  
11/28/1991 at Pittsburgh #6 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ABC National W 32-20  
01/01/1992 vs. #10 Tennessee #6 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) NBC W 42-17  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Nine Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1992 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
2nd 6 34 Mark D'Onofrio Linebacker Green Bay Packers
2nd 18 46 Tony Sacca Quarterback Phoenix Cardinals
3rd 18 74 Paul Siever Offensive guard Washington Redskins
3rd 27 83 Keith Goganious Linebacker Buffalo Bills
8th 7 203 Darren Perry Free safety Pittsburgh Steelers
8th 9 205 Sam Gash Running back New England Patriots
8th 13 209 Andre Powell Linebacker Miami Dolphins
8th 27 223 Leonard Humphries Cornerback Buffalo Bills
11th 28 308 Terry Smith -- Washington Redskins


1992 season

1992 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Blockbuster Bowl, lost to Stanford
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #24
1992 record 7-5
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Seasons
« 1991 1993 »
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
09/05/1992 at Cincinnati #8 Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH W 24-20  
09/12/1992 Temple #10 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 49-8  
09/19/1992 Eastern Michigan #10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 52-7  
09/26/1992 Maryland #9 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 49-13  
10/03/1992 at Rutgers #8 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 38-24  
10/10/1992 #2 Miami #7 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC National L 14-17  
10/17/1992† #20 Boston College #9 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC Regional L 32-35  
10/24/1992 at West Virginia #14 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ABC Regional W 40-26  
10/31/1992 at BYU #14 Cougar StadiumProvo, UT L 17-30  
11/14/1992 at #8 Notre Dame #22 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN NBC L 16-17  
11/21/1992 Pittsburgh #23 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 57-13  
01/01/1993 vs. #13 Stanford #21 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Blockbuster Bowl) CBS L 3-24  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft

Eight Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1993 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 25 25 O.J. McDuffie Wide receiver Miami Dolphins
2nd 10 39 Troy Drayton Tight end Los Angeles Rams
2nd 22 51 Todd Rucci Offensive tackle New England Patriots
3rd 1 57 John Gerak Offensive guard Minnesota Vikings
5th 16 128 Greg Huntington Center Washington Redskins
6th 4 144 Richie Anderson Running back New York Jets
6th 13 153 Rich McKenzie Linebacker Cleveland Browns
8th 17 213 Reggie Givens Linebacker Dallas Cowboys


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