1999 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1999 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Alamo Bowl, W 24–0 vs. Texas A&M
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #11
1999 record 10–3 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Joe Paterno (34th year)
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
« 1998 2000 »
1999 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Wisconsin $   7 1         10 2  
#5 Michigan %   6 2         10 2  
#7 Michigan State   6 2         10 2  
#11 Penn State   5 3         10 3  
#18 Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
#24 Illinois   4 4         8 4  
#25 Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Ohio State   3 5         6 6  
Indiana   3 5         4 7  
Northwestern   1 7         3 8  
Iowa   0 8         1 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1999 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1999 college football season. 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 Northwestern and Wisconsin this year.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 1:00 PM #4 Arizona* #3 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Pigskin Classic) ABC W 41–7   97,168
September 4 12:00 PM Akron* #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 70–24   95,192
September 11 12:00 PM Pittsburgh* #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 20–17   96,127
September 18 3:30 PM at #8 Miami* #3 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL CBS W 27–23   74,427
September 25 12:00 PM Indiana #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 45–24   96,416
October 9 12:00 PM at Iowa #2 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN+ W 31–7   66,398
October 16 12:00 PM #18 Ohio State #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 23–10   97,007
October 23 3:30 PM at #16 Purdue #2 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ABC W 31–25   68,355
October 30 3:30 PM at Illinois #2 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC W 27–7   50,014
November 6 12:00 PM Minnesotadagger #2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN2 L 23–24   96,753
November 13 12:00 PM #16 Michigan #6 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 27–31   96,840
November 20 3:30 PM at #15 Michigan State #13 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC L 28–35   74,231
December 28 7:30 PM vs. #18 Texas A&M #13 AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (Alamo Bowl) ESPN W 24–0   65,380
*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 2000 NFL Draft, including the first two overall picks.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 1 1 Courtney Brown Defensive end Cleveland Browns
1st 2 2 LaVar Arrington Linebacker Washington Redskins
3rd 29 91 David Macklin Cornerback Indianapolis Colts
4th 11 105 Brandon Short Linebacker New York Giants

Awards[edit]

Chuck Bednarik Award
Dick Butkus Award

References[edit]