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. 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, 1989 Virginia #12 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA L 6–14   85,956
September 16, 1989 Temple Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 42–3   84,790
September 23, 1989 Boston College Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 7–3   85,651
September 30, 1989 at Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 16–12   75,232
October 7, 1989 at Rutgers Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 17–0   57,688
October 14, 1989 at Syracuse #23 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN W 34–12   49,876
October 28, 1989 #6 Alabama #14 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA CBS L 16–17   85,975
November 4, 1989 #13 West Virginiadagger #16 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 19–9   85,911
November 11, 1989 at Maryland #13 Memorial StadiumBaltimore, MD T 13–13   61,215
November 18, 1989 #1 Notre Dame #17 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA CBS L 23–34   86,016
November 25, 1989 at #19 Pittsburgh #22 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA CBS W 16–13   57,158
December 29, 1989 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

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