1988 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1988 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State text logo.svg
Conference Independent
1988 record 5–6
Head coach Joe Paterno (23rd year)
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 83,370)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Notre Dame           12 0 0
#2 Miami (FL)           11 1 0
#3 Florida State           11 1 0
#5 West Virginia           11 1 0
Southern Miss           10 2 0
#13 Syracuse           10 2 0
Army           9 3 0
Louisville           8 3 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Northern Illinois           7 4 0
Pittsburgh           6 5 0
Memphis State           6 5 0
Southwest Louisiana           6 5 0
Rutgers           5 6 0
Akron           5 6 0
Penn State           5 6 0
Tulane           5 6 0
Temple           4 7 0
Tulsa           4 7 0
Boston College           3 8 0
Cincinnati           3 8 0
East Carolina           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Virginia Tech           3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A 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 10 at Virginia No. 18 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 42–14   45,000
September 17 Boston College No. 16 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 23–20   84,000
September 24 Rutgers No. 15 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 16–21   85,531
October 1 at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 45–9   66,592
October 8 Cincinnatidagger Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 35–9   85,693
October 15 Syracuse Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) ESPN L 10–24   85,916
October 22 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Rivalry) CBS L 3–8   75,808
October 29 at No. 7 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Rivalry) CBS L 30–51   66,811
November 5 Maryland Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) W 17–10   78,000
November 12 Pittsburgh Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) ESPN L 7–14   85,701
November 19 at No. 1 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN CBS L 3–21   59,075
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Post season[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1985-1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.