1989 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1989 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Holiday Bowl, W 50-39 vs. BYU
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #14
AP #15
1989 record 8–3–1
Head coach Joe Paterno (24th year)
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 83,370)
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »
1989 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Miami         11 1 0
#2 Notre Dame         12 1 0
#3 Florida State         10 2 0
Northern Illinois         9 2 0
#15 Penn State         8 3 1
#17 Pittsburgh         8 3 1
#21 West Virginia         8 3 1
Syracuse         8 4 0
Southwestern Louisiana         7 4 0
Akron         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 4 1
Virginia Tech         6 4 1
Louisiana Tech         5 4 1
Army         6 5 0
Louisville         6 5 0
East Carolina         5 5 1
Tulsa         6 6 0
Southern Miss         5 6 0
Tulane         4 8 0
Navy         3 8 0
Rutgers         2 7 2
Boston College         2 9 0
Memphis         2 9 0
Cincinnati         1 9 1
Temple         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1989 college 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 9 Virginia #12 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA L 6–14   85,956
September 16 Temple Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 42–3   84,790
September 23 Boston College Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 7–3   85,651
September 30 at Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 16–12   75,232
October 7 at Rutgers Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 17–0   57,688
October 14 at Syracuse #23 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) ESPN W 34–12   49,876
October 28 #6 Alabama #14 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) CBS L 16–17   85,975
November 4 #13 West Virginiadagger #16 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) ESPN W 19–9   85,911
November 11 at Maryland #13 Memorial StadiumBaltimore, MD (Rivalry) T 13–13   61,215
November 18 #1 Notre Dame #17 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA CBS L 23–34   86,016
November 25 at #19 Pittsburgh #22 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) CBS W 16–13   57,158
December 29 vs. #19 BYU #18 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 50–39   61,113
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Post season[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1990 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 2 2 Blair Thomas Running back New York Jets
2nd 21 46 Andre Collins Linebacker Washington Redskins
7th 15 180 David Szott Offensive guard Kansas City Chiefs
8th 3 196 Roger Duffy Offensive guard New York Jets

References[edit]

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