1990 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1990 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #10
AP #11
1990 record 9–3
Head coach Joe Paterno (25th year)
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 83,370)
Seasons
« 1989 1991 »
1990 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#14 Louisville         10 1 1
#3 Miami         10 2 0
#4 Florida State         10 2 0
#6 Notre Dame         9 3 0
#11 Penn State         9 3 0
Louisiana Tech         8 3 1
Southern Miss         8 4 0
Temple         7 4 0
Syracuse         7 4 2
Army         6 5 0
Northern Illinois         6 5 0
South Carolina         6 5 0
Virginia Tech         6 5 0
East Carolina         5 6 0
Southwestern Louisiana         5 6 0
Navy         5 6 0
Memphis         4 6 1
Boston College         4 7 0
Tulane         4 7 0
West Virginia         4 7 0
Akron         3 7 1
Arkansas State         3 7 1
Pittsburgh         3 7 1
Rutgers         3 8 0
Tulsa         3 8 0
Cincinnati         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1990 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 8 Texas #21 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA Raycom L 13–17   85,973
September 15 at #6 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC L 14–19   70,594
September 22 Rutgers Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 28–0   85,194
October 6 Templedagger Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 48–10   85,874
October 13 Syracuse Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) CBS W 27–21   86,002
October 20 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA CBS W 40–21   32,000
October 27 at Alabama Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) ESPN W 9–0   70,123
November 3, 1990 at West Virginia #24 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Rivalry) W 31–19   66,461
November 10 Maryland #21 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) W 24–10   83,000
November 17 at #1 Notre Dame #18 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN ESPN W 24–21   59,075
November 24 Pittsburgh #11 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) CBS W 22–17   85,180
December 28 vs. #11 Florida State #7 Joe Robbie StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Blockbuster Bowl) Raycom L 17–24   75,129
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft[edit]

Six Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1991 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
3rd 19 74 David Daniels Wide receiver Seattle Seahawks
6th 19 158 Leroy Thompson Running back Pittsburgh Steelers
8th 19 214 Gary Brown Running back Houston Oilers
10th 13 263 Frank Giannetti Defensive end Indianapolis Colts
10th 14 264 Sean Love Offensive guard Dallas Cowboys
12th 13 319 Rob Luedeke Indianapolis Colts

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1990-1994)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.