1999 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1999 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State text logo.svg
Alamo Bowl champion
Alamo Bowl, W 24–0 vs. Texas A&M
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 11
AP No. 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 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.

Roster[edit]

1999 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 20 Drummond, EddieEddie Drummond So
WR 2 Fields, ChafieChafie Fields Sr
T 67 McKenzie, KareemKareem McKenzie Jr
TE 89 Stewart, TonyTony Stewart Jr
QB 16 Thompson, KevinKevin Thompson Sr
RB 22 Watson, KennyKenny Watson Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 11 Arrington, LaVarLaVar Arrington Jr
CB 6 Boyd, JamesJames Boyd Jr
DE 86 Brown, CourtneyCourtney Brown Sr
CB 10 Jue, BhawohBhawoh Jue Jr
CB 19 King, AnthonyAnthony King Sr
DE 37 Kurpeikis, JustinJustin Kurpeikis Jr
CB 27 Macklin, DavidDavid Macklin Sr
LB 43 Short, BrandonBrandon Short Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 41 Pidgeon, PatPat Pidgeon Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

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 p.m. No. 4 Arizona* No. 3 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Pigskin Classic) ABC W 41–7   97,168
September 4 12:00 p.m. Akron* No. 2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN+ W 70–24   95,192
September 11 12:00 p.m. Pittsburgh* No. 2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) ESPN W 20–17   96,127
September 18 3:30 p.m. at No. 8 Miami* No. 3 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL CBS W 27–23   74,427
September 25 12:00 p.m. Indiana No. 2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ESPN W 45–24   96,416
October 9 12:00 p.m. at Iowa No. 2 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN+ W 31–7   66,398
October 16 12:00 p.m. No. 18 Ohio State No. 2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) ABC W 23–10   97,007
October 23 3:30 p.m. at No. 16 Purdue No. 2 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ABC W 31–25   68,355
October 30 3:30 p.m. at Illinois No. 2 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC W 27–7   50,014
November 6 12:00 p.m. Minnesotadagger No. 2 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Governor's Victory Bell) ESPN2 L 23–24   96,753
November 13 12:00 p.m. No. 16 Michigan No. 6 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 27–31   96,840
November 20 3:30 p.m. at No. 15 Michigan State No. 13 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Land Grant Trophy) ABC L 28–35   74,231
December 28 7:30 p.m. vs. No. 18 Texas A&M No. 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]

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1995-1999)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.