1967 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1967 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Gator Bowl, T 17–17 vs. Florida State
Conference Independent
Ranking
AP No. 10
1967 record 8–2–1
Head coach Joe Paterno (2nd season)
Captain Bill Lenkaitis
Captain Jim Litterelle[1]
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 46,284)
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Army         8 2 0
No. 5 Notre Dame         8 2 0
Syracuse         8 2 0
No. 10 Penn State         8 2 1
New Mexico State         7 2 1
UTEP         7 2 1
Utah State         7 2 1
Florida State         7 2 2
West Texas State         8 3 0
Houston         7 3 0
VPI         7 3 0
Memphis State         6 3 0
Southern Miss         6 3 0
Dayton         6 3 1
Xavier         6 3 1
Miami (FL)         7 4 0
Buffalo         6 4 0
Navy         5 4 1
Holy Cross         5 5 0
Colorado State         4 5 1
Pacific         4 5 0
Rutgers         4 5 0
Boston College         4 6 0
Georgia Tech         4 6 0
Villanova         4 6 0
Air Force         2 6 2
Tulane         3 7 0
San Jose State         2 7 0
Colgate         2 8 0
Pittsburgh         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1967 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1967 college football season.[2] The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 23 at Navy Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD ABC L 22–23   20,101
September 29 at Miami (FL) Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 17–8   39,516
October 7 No. 4 UCLA Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA L 15–17   46,007
October 14 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 50–28   15,500
October 21 West Virginiadagger Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) W 21–14   44,460
October 28 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 29–20   41,750
November 4 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD (Rivalry) W 38–3   34,700
November 11 No. 3 North Carolina State Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 13–8   46,497
November 18 Ohio Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 35–14   29,556
November 25 Pittsburgh Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) W 42–6   36,008
December 30 vs. Florida State Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ABC T 17–17   68,019
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Post season[edit]

NFL/AFL Common Draft[edit]

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

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