1993 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1993 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State text logo.svg
Florida Citrus Bowl champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 8
1993 record 10–2 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Joe Paterno (28th year)
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
← 1992
1994 →
1993 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Wisconsin + 6 1 1     10 1 1
#11 Ohio State + 6 1 1     10 1 1
#8 Penn State 6 2 0     10 2 0
Indiana 5 3 0     8 4 0
#21 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Illinois 5 3 0     5 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     6 6 0
Minnesota 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     2 9 0
Purdue 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1993 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1993 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]

Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Purdue and Wisconsin this year.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 1:00 p.m. Minnesota No. 17 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Governor's Victory Bell) W 38–20   95,387
September 11 3:30 p.m. USC* No. 15 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 21–20   95,992
September 18 3:30 p.m. at Iowa No. 14 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC W 31–0   70,397
September 25 7:30 p.m. Rutgers* No. 9 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 31–7   95,092
October 2 7:00 p.m. at Maryland* No. 9 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD (Rivalry) W 70–7   42,008
October 16 12:00 p.m. No. 18 Michigan No. 7 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 13–21   96,719
October 30 3:30 p.m. at No. 3 Ohio State No. 12 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Rivalry) ABC L 6–24   95,060
November 6 1:00 p.m. No. 17 Indianadagger No. 19 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 38–31   91,000
November 13 3:30 p.m. Illinois No. 16 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 28–14   90,000
November 20 2:00 p.m. at Northwestern No. 14 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 43–21   30,355
November 27 12:00 p.m. at No. 25 Michigan State No. 14 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Land Grant Trophy) ABC W 38–37   53,482
January 1, 1994 1:00 p.m. vs. No. 6 Tennessee No. 13 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC W 31–13   72,456
*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 1994 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
3rd 29 94 Lou Benfatti Defensive tackle New York Jets
5th 3 134 Shelly Hammonds Defensive back Minnesota Vikings
6th 29 180 Eric Ravotti Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers
7th 23 217 Rob Holmberg Linebacker Los Angeles Raiders

References[edit]

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