1974 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1974 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
Cotton Bowl champion
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 7
1974 record 10–2
Head coach Joe Paterno (9th year)
Captain Jack Baiorunos
Captain Jim Bradley
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 57,723)
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →

The 1974 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1974 NCAA Division I football season.[1] 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 14 No. 20 Stanford No. 8 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC W 24–20   58,200
September 21 Navy No. 8 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 6–7   42,000
September 28 at Iowa No. 19 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 27–0   46,500
October 5 at Army No. 15 Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 21–14   41,221
October 12 Wake Forestdagger No. 15 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 55–0   56,500
October 19 Syracuse No. 11 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) W 30–14   59,100
October 26 at West Virginia No. 10 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Rivalry) W 21–12   34,500
November 2 No. 15 Maryland No. 10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) ABC W 24–17   60,125
November 9 at North Carolina State No. 7 Carter StadiumRaleigh, NC L 7–12   47,700
November 16 Ohio No. 11 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 35–16   58,700
November 28 at No. 18 Pittsburgh No. 10 Three Rivers StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) ABC W 31–10   48,895
January 1, 1975 vs. No. 12 Baylor No. 7 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 41–20   67,500
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Post season[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1970-1974)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.