Penn State Nittany Lions football under Joe Paterno (in the Big Ten)

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Joe Paterno was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions football team. Paterno served as head coach from the retirement of Rip Engle after the 1965 season until November 9, 2011, marking his 46th year as head coach. He was fired as head coach after evidence shown that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had been involved in a child abuse sex scandal since 1998.[1] His teams played their home games at Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA.

Penn State started playing in the Big Ten Conference in 1993.

On July 23, 2012, the NCAA vacated all wins under Paterno from 1998 to 2011 (111 wins) as part of sanctions implemented resulting from the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.[2]

Record against Big Ten opponents (1993–2011)[edit]

Updated after completion of 2011 Season. All wins from 1998-2011 were vacated by the NCAA.

Opponent Wins Losses Percentage Last Penn State Win Last Penn State Loss
Indiana 4 0 1.000 1996
Illinois 3 3 .500 1997 2010
Purdue 3 2 .600 1997 2004
Northwestern 4 3 .571 1997 2004
Michigan State 4 5 .444 1996 2010
Minnesota 3 4 .429 1997 2004
Wisconsin 2 7 .222 1997 2011
Iowa 3 9 .250 1995 2010
Ohio State 2 12 .143 1997 2010
Michigan 3 10 .231 1996 2007
Nebraska 0 1 .000 2011
Totals 33 56 .371

1993 season[edit]

1993 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #8
1993 record 10–2 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
« 1992 1994 »
1993 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6/5 Wisconsin § 6 1 1     10 1 1
#11/10 Ohio State § 6 1 1     10 1 1
#8/7 Penn State 6 2 0     10 2 0
Indiana 5 3 0     8 4 0
#21/19 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Illinois 5 3 0     5 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     6 6 0
Minnesota 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     2 9 0
Purdue 0 8 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Purdue and Wisconsin this year.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4, 1993 1:00 PM Minnesota #17 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 38–20   95,387
September 11, 1993 3:30 PM USC* #15 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 21–20   95,992
September 18, 1993 3:30 PM at Iowa #14 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC W 31–0   70,397
September 25, 1993 7:30 PM Rutgers* #9 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 31–7   95,092
October 2, 1993 7:00 PM at Maryland* #9 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 70–7   42,008
October 16, 1993 12:00 PM #18 Michigan #7 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 13–21   96,719
October 30, 1993 3:30 PM at #3 Ohio State #12 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 6–24   95,060
November 6, 1993 1:00 PM #17 Indianadagger #19 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 38–31   91,000
November 13, 1993 3:30 PM Illinois #16 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 28–14   90,000
November 20, 1993 2:00 PM at Northwestern #14 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 43–21   30,355
November 27, 1993 12:00 PM at #25 Michigan State #14 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC W 38–37   53,482
January 1, 1994 1:00 PM vs. #6 Tennessee #13 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC W 31–13   72,456
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft[edit]

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1994 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
3rd 29 94 Lou Benfatti Defensive tackle New York Jets
5th 3 134 Shelly Hammonds Defensive back Minnesota Vikings
6th 29 180 Eric Ravotti Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers
7th 23 217 Rob Holmberg Linebacker Los Angeles Raiders


1994 season[edit]

1994 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Big Ten Champions
Rose Bowl, W 38-20 vs. Oregon
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
1994 record 12–0 (8–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
« 1993 1995 »
1994 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Penn State 8 0 0     12 0 0
#14/9 Ohio State 6 2 0     9 4 0
Wisconsin 5 2 1     8 3 1
#12/12 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     7 5 0
Indiana 4 4 0     7 4 0
Iowa 3 4 1     5 5 1
Purdue 3 3 2     5 4 2
Northwestern 3 5 0     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Michigan State 0 8 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3, 1994 8:00 PM at Minnesota #9 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 56–3   51,134
September 10, 1994 3:30 PM #14 USC* #8 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC W 38–14   96,463
September 17, 1994 12:00 PM Iowa #6 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 W 61–21   95,834
September 24, 1994 12:00 PM Rutgers* #5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 W 55–27   95,379
October 1, 1994 4:00 PM at Temple* #4 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 48–21   38,140
October 15, 1994 3:30 PM at #5 Michigan #3 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC W 31–24   106,382
October 29, 1994 3:30 PM #21 Ohio Statedagger #1 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 63–14   97,079
November 5, 1994 12:30 PM at Indiana #2 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPN W 35–29   47,754
November 12, 1994 3:30 PM at Illinois #2 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC W 35–31   72,364
November 19, 1994 1:00 PM Northwestern #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 45–17   96,383
November 26, 1994 4:00 PM Michigan State #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 59–31   96,493
January 2, 1995 4:30 PM vs. #12 Oregon #2 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) ABC W 38–20   102,247
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

Rose Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Penn State 7 7 14 10 38
Oregon 7 0 7 6 20

[3]


NFL Draft[edit]

Five Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1995 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 1 1 Ki-Jana Carter Running back Cincinnati Bengals
1st 5 5 Kerry Collins Quarterback Carolina Panthers
1st 9 9 Kyle Brady Tight end New York Jets
5th 12 146 Phil Yeboah-Kodie Linebacker Denver Broncos
6th 16 187 Brian Gelzheiser Linebacker Indianapolis Colts

Awards[edit]

Maxwell Award
Sammy Baugh Trophy
Davey O'Brien Award
Chicago Tribune Silver Football
Fred Biletnikoff Award
Walter Camp Coach of the Year


1995 season[edit]

1995 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Outback Bowl, W 43-14 vs. Auburn
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #13
1995 record 9–3 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
« 1994 1996 »
1995 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8/7 Northwestern 8 0 0     10 2 0
#6/8 Ohio State 7 1 0     11 2 0
#13/12 Penn State 5 3 0     9 3 0
#17/19 Michigan 5 3 0     9 4 0
Michigan State 4 3 1     6 5 1
#25/22 Iowa 4 4 0     8 4 0
Illinois 3 4 1     5 5 1
Wisconsin 3 4 1     4 5 2
Purdue 2 5 1     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Indiana 0 8 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9, 1995 12:00 PM Texas Tech* #4 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC W 24–23   96,034
September 16, 1995 12:00 PM Temple* #7 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA Creative W 66–14   95,926
September 23, 1995 7:30 PM at Rutgers* #6 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ ESPN W 59–34   58,870
September 30, 1995 5:45 PM Wisconsin #6 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN L 9–17   96,540
October 7, 1995 12:00 PM #5 Ohio State #12 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 25–28   96,655
October 14, 1995 12:30 PM at Purdue #20 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN W 26–23   60,455
October 21, 1995 3:30 PM at #18 Iowa #19 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC W 41–27   70,397
October 28, 1995 12:00 PM Indianadagger #16 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 W 45–21   96,391
November 4, 1995 3:30 PM at #6 Northwestern #12 Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ABC L 10–21   49,256
November 18, 1995 12:00 PM #12 Michigan #19 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 27–17   96,677
November 25, 1995 3:30 PM at Michigan State #14 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN W 24–20   66,189
January 1, 1996 11:00 AM vs. #16 Auburn #15 Tampa StadiumTampa, FL (Outback Bowl) ESPN W 43–14   65,313
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft[edit]

Ten Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1996 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 23 23 Jeff Hartings Offensive guard Detroit Lions
1st 30 30 Andre Johnson Offensive tackle Washington Redskins
2nd 22 52 Bobby Engram Wide receiver Chicago Bears
3rd 13 74 Terry Killens Linebacker Houston Oilers
3rd 31 92 Jon Witman Fullback Pittsburgh Steelers
4th 20 115 Brian Milne Fullback Indianapolis Colts
6th 24 191 Keith Conlin Offensive tackle Indianapolis Colts
6th 31 198 Stephen Pitts Running back San Francisco 49ers
6th 41 208 Marco Rivera Offensive guard Green Bay Packers
7th 9 218 Mike Archie Running back Houston Oilers


1996 season[edit]

1996 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Fiesta Bowl Champions
Fiesta Bowl, W 38–15 vs. Texas
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #7
1996 record 11–2 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
« 1995 1997 »
1996 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2/2 Ohio State §   7 1         11 1  
#15/16 Northwestern §   7 1         9 3  
#7/7 Penn State   6 2         11 2  
#18/18 Iowa   6 2         9 3  
#20/20 Michigan   5 3         8 4  
Michigan State   5 3         6 6  
Wisconsin   3 5         8 5  
Purdue   2 6         3 8  
Minnesota   1 7         4 7  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
Illinois   1 7         2 9  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 25, 1996 2:00 PM vs. #7 USC* #11 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Kickoff Classic) ABC W 24–7   77,716
September 7, 1996 3:30 PM Louisville* #7 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC W 24–7   95,670
September 14, 1996 12:00 PM Northern Illinois* #6 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 49–0   95,589
September 21, 1996 12:00 PM vs. Temple* #5 Giants Stadium • East Rutherford, NJ ESPN+ W 41–0   24,847
September 28, 1996 3:30 PM at Wisconsin #3 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ABC W 23–20   79,607
October 5, 1996 3:30 PM at #3 Ohio State #4 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 7–38   94,241
October 12, 1996 12:30 PM Purduedagger #10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 31–14   96,653
October 19, 1996 12:30 PM Iowa #10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 L 20–21   96,230
October 26, 1996 12:30 PM at Indiana #17 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPN W 48–26   37,354
November 2, 1996 3:30 PM #11 Northwestern #15 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 34–9   96,596
November 16, 1996 12:00 PM at #16 Michigan #11 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC W 29–17   105,898
November 23, 1996 3:30 PM Michigan State #7 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 32–29   96,263
January 1, 1997 8:00 PM vs. #20 Texas #7 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) CBS W 38–15   65,106
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft[edit]

Three Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1997 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
2nd 28 58 Kim Herring Free safety Baltimore Ravens
3rd 30 90 Brett Conway Placekicker Green Bay Packers
7th 33 234 Wally Richardson Quarterback Baltimore Ravens


1997 season[edit]

1997 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #17
AP #16
1997 record 9–3 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1/2 Michigan   8 0         12 0  
#12/12 Ohio State   6 2         10 3  
#16/17 Penn State   6 2         9 3  
#15/15 Purdue   6 2         9 3  
Wisconsin   5 3         8 5  
Iowa   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         7 5  
Northwestern   3 5         5 7  
Minnesota   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         2 9  
Illinois   0 8         0 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6, 1997 3:30 PM Pittsburgh* #1 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC W 34–17   97,115
September 13, 1997 1:00 PM Temple* #1 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 52–10   96,735
September 20, 1997 12:00 PM at Louisville* #1 Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY CBS W 57–21   39,826
October 4, 1997 12:30 PM at Illinois #2 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN2 W 41–6   51,523
October 12, 1997 3:30 PM #7 Ohio State #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 31–27   97,282
October 18, 1997 12:00 PM Minnesotadagger #1 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 16–15   96,953
November 1, 1997 12:30 PM at Northwestern #2 Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN W 30–27   47,129
November 8, 1997 3:30 PM #4 Michigan #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 8–34   97,498
November 15, 1997 12:00 PM at #19 Purdue #6 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN W 42–17   52,156
November 22, 1997 3:30 PM #24 Wisconsin #6 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 35–10   96,934
November 29, 1997 1:00 PM at Michigan State #4 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC L 14–49   73,623
January 1, 1998 1:00 PM vs. #6 Florida #11 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC L 6–21   72,940
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft[edit]

Three Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1998 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 5 5 Curtis Enis Running back Chicago Bears
2nd 25 55 Joe Jurevicius Wide receiver New York Giants
5th 28 151 Phil Ostrowski Offensive guard San Francisco 49ers

External links[edit]


1998 season[edit]

1998 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Outback Bowl, W 26–14 vs. Kentucky (vacated)
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #15
AP #17
1998 record 0–3, 9 wins vacated (0–3 Big Ten, 5 wins vacated)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
« 1997 1999 »
1998 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2/2 Ohio State §   7 1         11 1  
#6/5 Wisconsin §   7 1         11 1  
#12/12 Michigan §   7 1         10 3  
#24/23 Purdue   6 2         9 4  
#17/15 Penn State*   0* 3         0* 3  
Michigan State   4 4         6 6  
Minnesota   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   2 6         4 7  
Illinois   2 6         3 8  
Iowa   2 6         3 8  
Northwestern   0 8         3 9  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions


Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Indiana and Iowa this year.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5, 1998 3:30 PM #21 Southern Miss* #13 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC W 34–6  (vacated) 96,617
September 12, 1998 12:00 PM Bowling Green* #9 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 48–3  (vacated) 96,291
September 19, 1998 3:30 PM at Pittsburgh* #8 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA CBS W 20–13  (vacated) 56,743
October 3, 1998 12:00 PM at #1 Ohio State #7 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 9–28   93,479
October 10, 1998 3:30 PM at Minnesota #13 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ABC W 27–17  (vacated) 40,546
October 17, 1998 3:30 PM Purduedagger #12 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 31–13  (vacated) 97,034
October 31, 1998 12:00 PM Illinois #10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 27–0  (vacated) 96,508
November 7, 1998 12:00 PM at #22 Michigan #9 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC L 0–27   111,019
November 14, 1998 12:00 PM Northwestern #19 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 W 41–10  (vacated) 96,382
November 21, 1998 3:00 PM at #13 Wisconsin #16 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN L 3–24   78,964
November 28, 1998 1:00 PM Michigan State #23 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 51–28  (vacated) 96,358
January 1, 1999 11:00 AM vs. Kentucky #22 Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL (Outback Bowl) ESPN W 26–14  (vacated) 66,005
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft[edit]

Two Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1999 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
5th 5 138 Brad Scioli Defensive end Indianapolis Colts
5th 7 140 Floyd Wedderburn Offensive guard Seattle Seahawks

External links[edit]


1999 season[edit]

1999 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Alamo Bowl, W 24-0 vs. Texas A&M (vacated)
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #11
1999 record 0–3, 10 wins vacated (0–3 Big Ten, 5 wins vacated)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
« 1998 2000 »
1999 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4/4 Wisconsin   7 1         10 2  
#5/5 Michigan   6 2         10 2  
#7/7 Michigan State   6 2         10 2  
#11/11 Penn State   0* 3         0* 3  
#18/17 Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
#24/25 Illinois   4 4         8 4  
#25/NR Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Ohio State   3 5         6 6  
Indiana   3 5         4 7  
Northwestern   1 7         3 8  
Iowa   0 8         1 10  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
  • *All wins for Penn State (10-3, 5-3) vacated due to scandal.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll


See also: 1999 Alamo Bowl

Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Northwestern and Wisconsin this year.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 28, 1999 1:00 PM #4 Arizona* #3 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Pigskin Classic) ABC W 41–7  (vacated) 97,168
September 4, 1999 12:00 PM Akron* #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 70–24  (vacated) 95,192
September 11, 1999 12:00 PM Pittsburgh* #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 20–17  (vacated) 96,127
September 18, 1999 3:30 PM at #8 Miami* #3 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL CBS W 27–23  (vacated) 74,427
September 25, 1999 12:00 PM Indiana #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 45–24  (vacated) 96,416
October 9, 1999 12:00 PM at Iowa #2 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN+ W 31–7  (vacated) 66,398
October 16, 1999 12:00 PM #18 Ohio State #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 23–10  (vacated) 97,007
October 23, 1999 3:30 PM at #16 Purdue #2 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ABC W 31–25  (vacated) 68,355
October 30, 1999 3:30 PM at Illinois #2 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC W 27–7  (vacated) 50,014
November 6, 1999 12:00 PM Minnesotadagger #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 L 23–24   96,753
November 13, 1999 12:00 PM #16 Michigan #6 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 27–31   96,840
November 20, 1999 3:30 PM at #15 Michigan State #13 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC L 28–35   74,231
December 28 7:30 PM vs. #18 Texas A&M #13 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Alamo Bowl) ESPN W 24–0  (vacated) 65,380
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft[edit]

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 2000 NFL Draft, including the first two overall picks.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 1 1 Courtney Brown Defensive end Cleveland Browns
1st 2 2 LaVar Arrington Linebacker Washington Redskins
3rd 29 91 David Macklin Cornerback Indianapolis Colts
4th 11 105 Brandon Short Linebacker New York Giants

Awards[edit]

Chuck Bednarik Award
Dick Butkus Award

External links[edit]


2000 season[edit]

2000 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Big Ten Conference
2000 record 0–7, 5 wins vacated (0–4 Big Ten, 4 wins vacated)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
« 1999 2001 »
2000 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11/10 Michigan §   6 2         9 3  
#13/13 Purdue §   6 2         8 4  
Northwestern §   6 2         8 4  
Ohio State   5 3         8 4  
#23/24 Wisconsin   4 4         9 4  
Minnesota   4 4         6 6  
Penn State   0* 4         0* 7  
Iowa   3 5         3 9  
Illinois   2 6         5 6  
Michigan State   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   2 6         3 8  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
§ – Conference co-champions


Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Northwestern and Wisconsin this year.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 27 2:30 PM vs. #15 USC* #22 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Kickoff Classic) ABC L 5–29   78,902
September 2 12:00 PM Toledo* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN2 L 6–24   94,296
September 9 12:00 PM Louisiana Tech* Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 67–7  (vacated) 94,555
September 16 3:30 PM at Pittsburgh* Three Rivers StadiumPittsburgh, PA CBS L 0–12   61,221
September 23 12:00 PM at #14 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 6–45   98,144
September 30 3:30 PM #22 Purdue Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 22–20  (vacated) 96,023
October 7 12:00 PM at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ESPN2 L 16–25   44,439
October 21 12:00 PM Illinoisdagger Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 W 39–25  (vacated) 96,475
October 28 7:00 PM vs. Indiana RCA DomeIndianapolis, IN ESPN2 W 27–24  (vacated) 43,122
November 4 12:00 PM Iowa Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ L 23–26 2OT  95,437
November 11 12:00 PM at #20 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ESPN L 11–33   110,803
November 18 12:00 PM Michigan State Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 42–23  (vacated) 96,070
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft[edit]

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 2001 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
3rd 9 71 Bhawoh Jue Free safety Green Bay Packers
3rd 17 79 Kareem McKenzie Offensive tackle New York Jets
3rd 32 94 James Boyd Strong safety Jacksonville Jaguars
5th 16 147 Tony Stewart Tight end Philadelphia Eagles

External links[edit]


2001 season[edit]

2001 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Big Ten Conference
2001 record 0–6, 5 wins vacated (0–4 Big Ten, 4 wins vacated)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 107,282)
Seasons
« 2000 2002 »
2001 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#12/12 Illinois   7 1         10 2  
#20/20 Michigan   6 2         8 4  
Ohio State   5 3         7 5  
Iowa   4 4         7 5  
Purdue   4 4         6 6  
Indiana   4 4         5 6  
Michigan State   3 5         7 5  
Wisconsin   3 5         5 7  
Minnesota   2 6         4 7  
Northwestern   2 6         4 7  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
  • *All wins for Penn State (5-6, 4-4) vacated due to 2012 investigation into child sex abuse case.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll


Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Minnesota and Purdue this year. Also, due to the events of 9/11, the Virginia game was rescheduled from September 13, 2001, to December 1, 2001.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 8:00 PM #2 Miami* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC L 7–33   109,313
September 22 12:00 PM Wisconsin Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 6–18   107,253
September 29 12:00 PM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN L 18–24   69,422
October 6 3:30 PM #15 Michigan Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 0–20   107,879
October 20 3:30 PM at #22 Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ABC W 38–35  (vacated) 42,512
October 27 12:00 PM Ohio State Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 29–27  (vacated) 108,327
November 3 12:00 PM Southern Miss*dagger Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 W 38–20  (vacated) 106,158
November 10 3:30 PM at #15 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC L 28–33   70,904
November 17 12:00 PM Indiana Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 28–14  (vacated) 106,527
November 24 3:30 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN W 42–37  (vacated) 72,658
December 1 12:00 PM at Virginia* Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPN L 14–20   57,005
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft[edit]

Two Nittany Lions were drafted in the 2002 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
4th 9 107 Omar Easy Fullback Kansas City Chiefs
6th 24 196 John Gilmore Tight end New Orleans Saints

External links[edit]


2002 season[edit]

2002 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #15
AP #16
2002 record 0–4, 9 wins vacated (0–3 Big Ten, 5 wins vacated)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1/1 Ohio State #§   8 0         14 0  
#8/8 Iowa §   8 0         11 2  
#9/9 Michigan   6 2         10 3  
#16/15 Penn State   0* 3         0* 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 6  
Illinois   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         8 5  
Wisconsin   2 6         8 6  
Michigan State   2 6         4 8  
Northwestern   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         3 9  
# – BCS National Champion
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions


Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Minnesota and Purdue this year.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31, 2002 12:00 PM[6] UCF* #23 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN[6] W 27–24  (vacated) 103,029
September 14, 2002 8:00 PM[7] #7 Nebraska* #25 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC[7] W 40–7  (vacated) 110,753
September 21, 2002 12:00 PM[8] Louisiana Tech* #15 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+[8] W 49–17  (vacated) 103,987
September 28, 2002 12:00 PM[9] Iowa #12 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN[9] L 35–42 OT  108,247
October 5, 2002 3:30 PM[10] at #15 Wisconsin #21 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ABC[10] W 34–31  (vacated) 79,403
October 12, 2002 3:30 PM[11] at #10 Michigan #17 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC[11] L 24–27 OT  111,502
October 19, 2002 12:00 PM[12] Northwesterndagger #21 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2[13] W 49–0  (vacated) 108,853
October 26, 2002 3:30 PM[14] at #4 Ohio State #17 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC[14] L 7–13   105,103
November 2, 2002 3:30 PM[15] Illinois #21 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN[15] W 18–7  (vacated) 105,589
November 9, 2002 3:30 PM[16] Virginia* #19 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC[16] W 35–14  (vacated) 108,698
November 16, 2002 3:30 PM[17] at Indiana #16 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPN2[18] W 58–25  (vacated) 27,454
November 23, 2002 3:30 PM[18] Michigan State #16 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC[18] W 61–7  (vacated) 108,755
January 1, 2003 1:00 PM vs. #22 Auburn #10 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Capital One Bowl) ABC[19] L 9–13   66,334
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


2003 season[edit]

2003 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Big Ten Conference
2003 record 0–9, 3 wins vacated (0–7 Big Ten, 1 win vacated)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »
2003 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6/7 Michigan   7 1         10 3  
#4/4 Ohio State   6 2         11 2  
#18/19 Purdue   6 2         9 4  
#8/8 Iowa   5 3         10 3  
#20/17 Minnesota   5 3         10 3  
Michigan State   5 3         8 5  
Wisconsin   4 4         7 6  
Northwestern   4 4         6 7  
Penn State   0* 7         0* 9  
Indiana   1 7         2 10  
Illinois   0 8         1 11  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative


Penn State does not play Big Ten teams Illinois and Michigan this year.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 3:30 PM Temple* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN+ W 23–10  (vacated) 101,553
September 6 12:00 PM Boston College* #25 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 14–27   106,445
September 13 8:00 PM at #18 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ABC L 10–18   78,008
September 20 1:00 PM Kent State* Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA none W 32–10  (vacated) 102,078
September 27 12:00 PM #20 Minnesota Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN L 14–20   106,735
October 4 12:00 PM Wisconsindagger Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ L 23–30   107,851
October 11 3:30 PM at #20 Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ABC L 14–28   59,720
October 25 12:00 PM at #16 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC L 14–26   70,397
November 1 3:30 PM #7 Ohio State Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 20–21   108,276
November 8 12:00 PM at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN2 L 7–17   26,188
November 15 12:00 PM Indiana Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 52–7  (vacated) 106,465
November 22 12:00 PM at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN L 10–41   72,119
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

The game was not televised but was webcast on ESPN.com.


2004 season[edit]

2004 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Big Ten Conference
2004 record 0–7, 4 wins vacated (0–6 Big Ten, 2 wins vacated)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Galen Hall
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley
Seasons
« 2003 2005 »
2004 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#14/12 Michigan §   7 1         9 3  
#8/8 Iowa §   7 1         10 2  
#17/18 Wisconsin   6 2         9 3  
Northwestern   5 3         6 6  
#20/19 Ohio State   4 4         8 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         7 5  
Penn State   0* 6         0* 7  
Illinois   1 7         3 8  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
§ – Conference co-champions


Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Illinois and Michigan this year.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 3:30 PM Akron* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN+ W 48–10  (vacated) 98,866
September 11 8:00 PM at Boston College* Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ABC L 7–21   44,500
September 18 12:00 PM UCF* Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 37–13  (vacated) 101,715
September 25 5:45 PM at #20 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN L 3–16   82,179
October 2 8:00 PM at #19 Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ESPN+ L 7–16   50,386
October 9 4:30 PM #10 Purdue Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN L 13–20   108,183
October 23 12:00 PM Iowadagger Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 L 4–6   108,062
October 30 12:00 PM at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 10–21   104,947
November 6 12:00 PM Northwestern Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ L 7–14   100,353
November 13 12:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPN+ W 22–18  (vacated) 24,092
November 20 12:00 PM Michigan State Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 W 37–13  (vacated) 101,486
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


2005 season[edit]

2005 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Orange Bowl, W 26-23 3OT Florida State (vacated)
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #3
2005 record 0–1, 11 wins vacated (0–1 Big Ten, 7 wins vacated)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Galen Hall
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3/3 Penn State §   0* 0*         0* 0*  
#4/4 Ohio State §   7 1         10 2  
#15/15 Wisconsin   5 3         10 3  
Michigan   5 3         7 5  
Northwestern   5 3         7 5  
Iowa   5 3         7 5  
Minnesota   4 4         7 5  
Purdue   3 5         5 6  
Michigan State   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   1 7         4 7  
Illinois   0 8         2 9  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions
  • *All wins for Penn State (11-1, 7-1) vacated due to scandal.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll


Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Indiana and Iowa this year.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3, 2005 3:30 PM South Florida* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN+ W 23–13  (vacated) 99,235
September 10, 2005 12:00 PM Cincinnati* Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 42–24  (vacated) 98,727
September 17, 2005 3:30 PM Central Michigan* Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 40–3  (vacated) 100,276
September 24, 2005 12:00 PM at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN2 W 34–29  (vacated) 24,395
October 1, 2005 3:30 PM #19 Minnesota Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 44–14  (vacated) 106,604
October 8, 2005 7:45 PM #6 Ohio State #18 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 17–10  (vacated) 109,839
October 15, 2005 3:30 PM at Michigan #10 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC L 25–27   111,249
October 22, 2005 7:00 PM at Illinois #14 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN2 W 63–10  (vacated) 52,633
October 29, 2005 3:30 PM Purduedagger #12 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 33–15  (vacated) 109,467
November 5, 2005 3:30 PM #14 Wisconsin #11 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 35–14  (vacated) 109,865
November 19, 2005 4:00 PM at Michigan State #5 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN W 31–22  (vacated) 75,005
January 3, 2006 8:00 PM vs. #22 Florida State #3 Dolphin StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl) ABC W 26–23 3OT (vacated) 77,773
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


2006 season[edit]

2006 Penn State Nittany Lions football
2007 Outback Bowl, W 20-10 vs. Tennessee (vacated)
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #25
AP #24
2006 record 0–4, 9 wins vacated (0–3 Big Ten, 5 wins vacated)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Galen Hall
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley
Seasons
« 2005 2007 »
2006 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2/2 Ohio State   8 0         12 1  
#7/5 Wisconsin   7 1         12 1  
#8/9 Michigan   7 1         11 2  
#24/25 Penn State   0* 3         0* 4  
Purdue   5 3         8 6  
Minnesota   3 5         6 7  
Indiana   3 5         5 7  
Iowa   2 6         6 7  
Northwestern   2 6         4 8  
Michigan State   1 7         4 8  
Illinois   1 7         2 10  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative


Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Indiana and Iowa this year.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2, 2006 3:30 PM Akron* #19 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN2 W 34–16  (vacated) 106,505
September 9, 2006 3:30 PM at #4 Notre Dame* #19 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC L 17–41   80,795
September 16, 2006 3:30 PM Youngstown State* #25 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPNU W 37–3  (vacated) 104,953
September 23, 2006 3:30 PM at #1 Ohio State #24 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 6–28   105,266
September 30, 2006 3:30 PM Northwestern Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 33–7  (vacated) 108,837
October 7, 2006 12:00 PM at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ESPN+ W 28–27 OT (vacated) 45,227
October 14, 2006 8:00 PM #5 Michigan Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 10–17   110,007
October 21, 2006 12:00 PM Illinoisdagger Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 W 26–12  (vacated) 108,112
October 28, 2006 12:00 PM at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ABC W 12–0  (vacated) 58,025
November 4, 2006 12:00 PM at #17 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ABC L 3–13   81,777
November 11, 2006 3:30 PM Temple* Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 47–0  (vacated) 105,950
November 18, 2006 12:00 PM Michigan State Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 W 17–13  (vacated) 108,607
January 1, 2007 11:00 AM vs. #18 Tennessee Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL (2007 Outback Bowl) ESPN W 20–10  (vacated) 65,601
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


2007 season[edit]

2007 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Alamo Bowl, W 24-17 vs. Texas A&M (vacated)
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #25
2007 record 0–4, 9 wins vacated (0–4 Big Ten, 4 wins vacated)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Galen Hall
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 107,282)
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »
2007 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5/4 Ohio State   7 1         11 2  
#18/19 Michigan   6 2         9 4  
#20/18 Illinois   6 2         9 4  
#24/21 Wisconsin   5 3         9 4  
#NR/25 Penn State   0* 4         0* 4  
Iowa   4 4         6 6  
Purdue   3 5         8 5  
Indiana   3 5         7 6  
Michigan State   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   3 5         6 6  
Minnesota   0 8         1 11  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative


See also: 2007 Alamo Bowl

Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Northwestern and Minnesota this year.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 12:00 PM Florida International* #18 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA BTN W 59–0  (vacated) 107,678
September 8 6:00 PM Notre Dame* #15 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 31–10  (vacated) 110,078
September 15 12:00 PM Buffalo* #12 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA BTN W 45–24  (vacated) 107,506
September 22 3:30 PM at Michigan #10 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC/ESPN L 9–14   111,310
September 29 12:00 PM at Illinois #19 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL BTN L 20–27   57,078
October 6 3:30 PM Iowa Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC/ESPN2 W 27–7  (vacated) 108,951
October 13 3:30 PM #15 Wisconsindagger Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC/ESPN W 38–7  (vacated) 109,574
October 20 12:00 PM at Indiana #25 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPN W 36–31  (vacated) 41,251
October 27 8:00 PM #1 Ohio State #22 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 37–17   110,134
November 3 12:00 PM Purdue Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 26–19  (vacated) 108,318
November 10 12:00 PM at Temple* #25 Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA ESPNU W 31–0  (vacated) 69,029
November 17 3:30 PM at Michigan State #22 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC/ESPN L 35–31   72,251
December 29 8:00 PM vs. Texas A&M* AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Alamo Bowl) ESPN W 24–17  (vacated) 66,166
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

2008 season[edit]

2008 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Rose Bowl, L 24-38 vs. USC
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #8
2008 record 0–2 (11 wins vacated), 11 wins vacated (0–1 (7 wins vacated) Big Ten, 7 wins vacated)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Galen Hall
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 107,282)
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#8/8 Penn State §   0* 1         0* 2  
#9/11 Ohio State §   7 1         10 3  
#24/24 Michigan State   6 2         9 4  
Northwestern   5 3         9 4  
#20/20 Iowa   5 3         9 4  
Wisconsin   3 5         7 6  
Minnesota   3 5         7 6  
Illinois   3 5         5 7  
Purdue   2 6         4 8  
Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         3 9  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions
  • *All wins for Penn State (11-2, 7-1) vacated due to scandal.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll


See also: 2009 Rose Bowl

Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Northwestern and Minnesota this year.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30, 2008 12:00 PM[20] Coastal Carolina* #22 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA BTN[20] W 66–10  (vacated) 106,577
September 6, 2008 3:30 PM[21] Oregon State[22]* #19 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC/ESPN2[21] W 45–14  (vacated) 108,159
September 13, 2008 3:30 PM[23] at Syracuse* #17 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ABC[23] W 55–13  (vacated) 45,795
September 20, 2008 12:00 PM[20] Temple[24]* #15 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA BTN[20] W 45–3  (vacated) 105,106
September 27, 2008 8:00 PM[25] #21 Illinois #12 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC[26] W 38–24  (vacated) 109,626
October 4, 2008 12:00 PM[27] at Purdue #6 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN[28] W 20–6  (vacated) 57,215
October 11, 2008 8:00 PM[25] at #24 Wisconsin #6 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN[29] W 48–7  (vacated) 81,524
October 18, 2008 4:30 PM[25] Michigandagger #3 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN[30] W 46–17  (vacated) 110,017
October 25, 2008 8:00 PM[25] at #10 Ohio State #3 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC[31] W 13–6  (vacated) 105,711
November 8, 2008 3:30 PM[9] at Iowa #2 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC/ESPN[9] L 23–24   70,585
November 15, 2008 12:00 PM[32] Indiana #8 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA BTN[32] W 34–7  (vacated) 108,447
November 22, 2008 3:30 PM[33] #15 Michigan State #8 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC/ESPN[33] W 49–18  (vacated) 109,845
January 1, 2009 5:10 PM[34] vs. #4 USC[34] #6 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) ABC[34] L 24–38   93,293
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

2009 season[edit]

2009 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Capital One Bowl, W 19-17 vs. LSU (vacated)
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #9
2009 record 0–2, 11 wins vacated (0–2 Big Ten, 6 wins vacated)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Galen Hall
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 107,282)
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5/5 Ohio State   7 1         11 2  
#7/7 Iowa   6 2         11 2  
#9/8 Penn State   0* 2         0* 2  
#16/16 Wisconsin   5 3         10 3  
Northwestern   5 3         8 5  
Michigan State   4 4         6 7  
Purdue   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         6 7  
Illinois   2 6         3 9  
Michigan   1 7         5 7  
Indiana   1 7         4 8  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
  • *All wins for Penn State (11-2, 6-2) vacated due to scandal.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5, 2009 12:00 PM[35] Akron[36]* #8 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA BTN[35] W 31–7  (vacated) 104,968
September 12, 2009 12:00 PM[35] Syracuse* #5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA BTN[35] W 28–7  (vacated) 106,387
September 19, 2009 12:00 PM[35] Temple* #5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA BTN[35] W 31–6  (vacated) 105,514
September 26, 2009 8:00 PM[25] Iowa #4 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC[25] L 10–21   109,316
October 3, 2009 3:30 PM[37] at Illinois #13 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC
[37]
W 35–17  (vacated) 62,870
October 10, 2009 12:00 PM[38] Eastern Illinois* #12 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPNC[38] W 52–3  (vacated) 104,488
October 17, 2009 3:30 PM[39] Minnesotadagger #13 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Governor's Victory Bell) ABC[39] W 20–0  (vacated) 107,981
October 24, 2009 3:30 PM[40] at Michigan #11 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC[40] W 35–10  (vacated) 110,377
October 31, 2009 4:30 PM[25] at Northwestern #10 Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN W 34–13  (vacated) 30,546
November 7, 2009 3:30 PM #12 Ohio State #10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) ABC L 7–24   110,033
November 14, 2009 12:00 PM Indiana #17 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA BTN W 31–20  (vacated) 107,379
November 21, 2009 3:30 PM at Michigan State #12 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Land Grant Trophy) ABC W 42–14  (vacated) 73,771
January 1, 2010 1:00 PM vs. #15 LSU* #11 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (2010 Capital One Bowl) ABC W 19–17  (vacated) 63,025
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


2010 season[edit]

2010 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Outback Bowl, L 24-37 vs. Florida
Conference Big Ten Conference
2010 record 0–6, 7 wins vacated (0–4 Big Ten, 4 wins vacated)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Galen Hall
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 107,282)
Seasons
« 2009 2011 »
2010 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Wisconsin §   7 1         11 2  
#5 Ohio State   0* 1         0* 1  
#14 Michigan State §   7 1         11 2  
Iowa   4 4         8 5  
Illinois   4 4         7 6  
Penn State   0* 4         0* 6  
Michigan   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   3 5         7 6  
Purdue   2 6         4 8  
Minnesota   2 6         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         5 7  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions
  • *All wins for Ohio State (12–1, 7–1) and Penn State (7–6, 4–4) in the 2010 season are vacated
    As of January 11, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll[41][42]
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4, 2010 12:00 PM Youngstown State[43]* #14 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA BTN W 44–14  (vacated) 101,213[44]
September 11, 2010 7:00 PM at #1 Alabama[45]* #14 Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN L 3–24   101,821[46]
September 18, 2010 12:00 PM Kent State[45]* #20 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 W 24–0  (vacated) 100,610[47]
September 25, 2010 3:30 PM Temple[45]* #20 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA BTN W 22–13  (vacated) 104,840[48]
October 2, 2010 8:00 PM at #18 Iowa[45] #20 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN L 3–24   70,585[49]
October 9, 2010 12:00 PM Illinois[45]dagger Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 L 13–33   107,638[50]
October 23, 2010 12:00 PM at Minnesota[45] TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN (Governor's Victory Bell) ESPNU W 33–21  (vacated) 48,479[51]
October 30, 2010 8:00 PM #25 Michigan[45] Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 41–31  (vacated) 108,539[52]
November 6, 2010 3:30 PM Northwestern[45] Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC/ESPN2 W 35–21  (vacated) 104,147[53]
November 13, 2010 3:30 PM at #7 Ohio State[45] Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Rivalry) ABC/ESPN L 14–38   105,466[54]
November 20, 2010 12:00 p.m. vs. Indiana[45] FedExFieldLandover, MD BTN W 41–24  (vacated) 78,790[55]
November 27, 2010 12:00 PM #10 Michigan State[45] Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Land Grant Trophy) ESPN2 L 22–28   102,649[56]
January 1, 2011 1:00 PM vs. Florida* Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL (Outback Bowl) ABC L 24–37   60,574[57]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


2011 season[edit]

2011 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Big Ten Leaders Division Co-Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Leaders Division
2011 record 0–4, 9 wins vacated (0–2 Big Ten, 6 wins vacated)
Head coach Joe Paterno
Tom Bradley (interim)
Offensive coordinator Galen Hall
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley
Larry Johnson (interim)
Ron Vanderlinden (interim)
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 106,572)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Legends
#11 Michigan State xy   7 1         11 3  
#12 Michigan   6 2         11 2  
#24 Nebraska   5 3         9 4  
Iowa   4 4         7 6  
Northwestern   3 5         6 7  
Minnesota   2 6         3 9  
Leaders
#10 Wisconsin xy   6 2         11 3  
Penn State   0* 2         0* 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 6  
Ohio State   3 5         6 7  
Illinois   2 6         7 6  
Indiana   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Wisconsin 42, Michigan State 39
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 12:00 PM Indiana State* #25 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA BTN W 41–7  (vacated) 96,461
September 10 3:30 PM #3 Alabama* #20 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 11–27   107,846
September 17 12:00 PM at Temple* Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA ESPN W 14–10  (vacated) 57,323
September 24 12:00 PM Eastern Michigan* Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 W 34–6  (vacated) 95,636
October 1 12:00 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPNU W 16–10  (vacated) 42,621
October 8 3:30 PM Iowa Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 13–3  (vacated) 103,497[58]
October 15 12:00 PM Purduedagger #25 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA BTN W 23–18  (vacated) 100,820
October 22 7:00 PM at Northwestern #21 Ryan FieldEvanston, IL BTN W 34–24  (vacated) 40,004[59]
October 29 3:30 PM Illinois #19 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 10–7  (vacated) 97,828[60]
November 12 12:00 PM #19 Nebraska #12 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN L 14–17   107,193
November 19 3:30 PM at Ohio State #21 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Rivalry) ABC W 20–14  (vacated) 104,994
November 26 3:30 PM at #12 Wisconsin #19 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN L 7–45   79,708[61]
January 2 12:00 PM vs. #17 Houston #23 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (TicketCity Bowl) ESPNU L 14–30   46,817
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


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