1994 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1994 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State text logo.svg
Big Ten champion
Rose Bowl champion
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
Rose Bowl, W 38–20 vs. Oregon
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 2
AP No. 2
1994 record 12–0 (8–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Joe Paterno (29th year)
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Penn State $ 8 0 0     12 0 0
#14 Ohio State 6 2 0     9 4 0
Wisconsin 5 2 1     8 3 1
#12 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     7 5 0
Purdue 3 3 2     5 4 2
Iowa 3 4 1     5 5 1
Indiana 3 5 0     6 5 0
Northwestern 3 5 0     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Michigan State 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Michigan State forfeited 5 wins, 4 conference wins
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1994 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1994 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. There is controversy over whether this team should have been crowned National Champions this season, after finishing unbeaten.

Roster[edit]

1994 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 2 Archie, MikeMike Archie Jr
TE 81 Brady, KyleKyle Brady Sr
RB 32 Carter, Ki-JanaKi-Jana Carter Jr
QB 12 Collins, KerryKerry Collins Sr
WR 10 Engram, BobbyBobby Engram Jr
G 50 Hartings, JeffJeff Hartings Fr
WR 83 Jurevicius, JoeJoe Jurevicius Fr
RB 22 Milne, BrianBrian Milne Jr
G 64 Ostrowski, PhilPhil Ostrowski Fr
QB 14 Richardson, WallyWally Richardson So
G 54 Rivera, MarcoMarco Rivera Jr
FB 38 Witman, JonJon Witman Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 58 Atkins, ToddTodd Atkins Jr
LB 57 Carroll, MattMatt Carroll Fr
DT 89 Clair, EricEric Clair Jr
S 3 Herring, KimKim Herring So
LB 92 Killens, TerryTerry Killens Jr
LB 44 Nelson, JimJim Nelson Fr
DT 93 Noble, BrandonBrandon Noble So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 6 Aumiller, BradBrad Aumiller Sr
K 20 Conway, BrettBrett Conway
P 28 Kania, DarrellDarrell Kania So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 8:00 p.m. at Minnesota No. 9 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN (Governor's Victory Bell) W 56–3   51,134
September 10 3:30 p.m. No. 14 USC* No. 8 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC W 38–14   96,463
September 17 12:00 p.m. Iowa No. 6 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 W 61–21   95,834
September 24 12:00 p.m. Rutgers* No. 5 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 W 55–27   95,379
October 1 4:00 p.m. at Temple* No. 4 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 48–21   38,140
October 15 3:30 p.m. at No. 5 Michigan No. 3 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC W 31–24   106,382
October 29 3:30 p.m. No. 21 Ohio Statedagger No. 1 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) ABC W 63–14   97,079
November 5 12:30 p.m. at Indiana No. 2 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPN W 35–29   47,754
November 12 3:30 p.m. at Illinois No. 2 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC W 35–31   72,364
November 19 1:00 p.m. Northwestern No. 2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 45–17   96,383
November 26 4:00 p.m. Michigan State No. 2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Land Grant Trophy) ESPN W 59–31   96,493
January 2, 1995 4:30 p.m. vs. No. 12 Oregon No. 2 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) ABC W 38–20   102,247
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Post season[edit]

Game summaries[edit]

Rose Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Penn State 7 7 14 10 38
Oregon 7 0 7 6 20

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1990-1994)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ Gainesville Sunday January 3, 1995