1975 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1975 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Sugar Bowl, L 6–13 vs. Alabama
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 10
1975 record 9–3
Head coach Joe Paterno (10th season)
Captain Greg Buttle
Captain John Quinn
Captain Tom Rafferty
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 57,723)
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →

The 1975 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1975 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 6 at Temple No. 6 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 26–25   57,112
September 13 Stanford No. 10 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 34–14   61,325
September 20 at No. 3 Ohio State No. 7 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Rivalry) L 9–17   88,093
September 27 at Iowa No. 12 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 30–10   52,780
October 4 Kentuckydagger No. 10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 10–3   60,225
October 11 No. 10 West Virginia No. 9 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) W 39–0   59,658
October 18 at Syracuse No. 9 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 19–7   28,153
October 25 Army No. 9 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 31–0   59,381
November 1 at No. 14 Maryland No. 9 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD (Rivalry) W 15–13   59,973
November 8 North Carolina State No. 8 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 14–15   59,536
November 22 at No. 17 Pittsburgh No. 10 Three Rivers StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) ABC W 7–6   46,846
December 31 vs. No. 4 Alabama No. 8 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 6–13   75,212
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

1975 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 71 Benson, BradBrad Benson Jr
WR 44 Cefalo, JimmyJimmy Cefalo So
QB 14 Fusina, ChuckChuck Fusina Fr
G 72 Rafferty, TomTom Rafferty Sr
T 68 Reihner, GeorgeGeorge Reihner Jr
TE 82 Shuler, MickeyMickey Shuler So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 53 Allerman, KurtKurt Allerman Jr
LB 67 Buttle, GregGreg Buttle Sr
DT 65 Coder, RonRon Coder Sr
DE 64 Crosby, RonRon Crosby Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 99 Bahr, ChrisChris Bahr Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Post season[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1975-1979)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.