College Football Team Details: Penn State
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Penn State FBS (AQ's) : Big Ten P5

Location
State College

Spirit Name
Nittany Lions

Mascot
The Nittany Lion
Stadium:
Beaver / FBS Size Rank: 2nd
Capacity: 106,572
Surface: Grass

Offense Data | Defense Data

University Snapshot

Year Annual
Record
Coach Head Coach Record Overall Record Total Win Rank / Winning % Returning Letterman Returning
Starters
Attendance
2009 11-2 Joe Paterno @ PS 393-126-3 / Winning Percentage 75.29 811-351-41 / PSU Winning Percentage 69.12 Total Win Rk 6 Win%age Rk 11 Total 37 Offense 17 Defense 18 S.T. 2 Offense 5* Defense 4 107,008 Decrease Rk 2
2010 7-6 Joe Paterno @ PS 400-132-3 / Winning Percentage 74.77 818-357-41 / PSU Winning Percentage 68.96 Total Win Rk 6 Win%age Rk 11 Total 37 Offense 17 Defense 19 S.T. 1 Offense 8 Defense 5 104,234 Decrease Rk 3
2011 9-4 Joe Paterno / Fired @ PS 409-136-3 / Winning Percentage 74.64 827-361-41 / PSU Winning Percentage 68.96 Total Win Rk 6 Win %age Rk 11 Total 45 Offense 23 Defense 21 S.T. 1 Offense 7* Defense 7 101,427 Decrease Rk 3
2012 8-4 Bill O'Brian @ PS 8-4 / Winning Percentage 66.67 *723-365-41 / PSU Winning Percentage 65.85 Total Win Rk 12 Win %age Rk 12 Total 35 Offense 16 Defense 18 S.T. 1 Offense 5* Defense 4 96,730 Decrease Rk 5
2013 7-5 Bill O'Brian @ PS 15-9 / Winning Percentage 62.50 *730-370-41 / PSU Winning Percentage 65.78 Total Win Rk 12 Win %age Rk 12 Total 38 Offense 20 Defense 16 S.T. 2 Offense 8 Defense 6 96,587 Decrease Rk 5
2014 7-6 James Franklin @ PS 7-6 / Winning Percentage 53.85 *737-376-41 / PSU Winning Percentage 65.64 Total Win Rk 12 Win %age Rk 13 Total 41 Offense 16 Defense 23 S.T. 2 Offense 5* Defense 7 101,623 Increase Rk 5
2015 7-6 James Franklin @ PS 14-12 / Winning Percentage 53.85 RK 51 *744-383-41 / PSU Winning Percentage 65.45 Total Win Rk 12 Win %age Rk 13 Total 40 Offense 17 Defense 20 S.T. 3 Offense 8* Defense 7 99,799 Decrease Rk 6
2016 11-3 James Franklin @ PS 25-15 / Winning Percentage 62.50 RK 36 *755-386-41 / PSU Winning Percentage 65.61 Total Win Rk 12 Win %age Rk 13 Total 41 Offense 17 Defense 19 S T 5 Offense 9 Defense 5 100,257 Decrease Rk 6
2017 0-0 James Franklin @ PS 25-15 / Winning Percentage 62.50 RK 36 *755-386-41 / PSU Winning Percentage 65.61 Total Win Rk 12 Win %age Rk 14 Total 41 Offense 21 Defense 24 S T 4 Offense 9* Defense 6 NA
* = Returning Quarterback

Schedule (2017)

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Record 2017

Overall: W:9 L:2 T:0
Conf: W:9 L:2 T:0
Division: W:9 L:2 T:0

Game Date Home VS Away Score Game Stats
FBS (FBS Non AQ's) Sep-02 2017 Penn State
 -VS- 
Akron
WIN
52 - 0
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Penn State 5-45 247 322 569 1 8 3
Akron 9-84 73 86 159 1 17 4
BCS (FBS AQ's) Sep-09 2017 Penn State
 -VS- 
Pittsburgh
WIN
33 - 14
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Penn State 1-15 148 164 312 1 12 4
Pittsburgh 6-55 155 187 342 3 17 5
FBS (FBS Non AQ's) Sep-16 2017 Penn State
 -VS- 
Georgia State
WIN
56 - 0
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Penn State 5-45 166 360 526 0 9 4
Georgia State 3-25 150 170 320 5 21 11
Same Conference Sep-23 2017 Iowa
 -VS- 
Penn State
WIN
19 - 21
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Iowa 3-25 82 191 273 1 11 3
Penn State 8-90 295 284 579 2 18 6
Same Conference Sep-30 2017 Penn State
 -VS- 
Indiana
WIN
45 - 14
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Penn State 2-7 39 331 370 1 18 6
Indiana 2-20 177 175 352 4 18 7
Same Conference Oct-07 2017 Northwestern
 -VS- 
Penn State
WIN
7 - 31
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Northwestern 8-74 67 198 265 3 19 5
Penn State 3-30 95 286 381 0 18 8
BYE WEEK!
Same Conference Oct-21 2017 Penn State
 -VS- 
Michigan
WIN
42 - 13
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Penn State 1-10 224 282 506 1 7 4
Michigan 6-59 103 166 269 1 16 6
Same Conference Oct-28 2017 Ohio State
 -VS- 
Penn State
LOSS
39 - 38
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Ohio State 10-79 201 328 529 2 12 5
Penn State 9-73 91 192 283 0 15 7
Same Conference Nov-04 2017 Michigan State
 -VS- 
Penn State
LOSS
27 - 24
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Michigan State 8-87 74 400 474 1 18 10
Penn State 7-86 65 401 466 3 12 4
Same Conference Nov-11 2017 Penn State
 -VS- 
Rutgers
WIN
35 - 6
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Penn State 4-20 90 214 304 0 9 4
Rutgers 4-41 157 43 200 1 15 3
Same Conference Nov-18 2017 Penn State
 -VS- 
Nebraska
WIN
56 - 44
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Penn State 5-39 263 346 609 1 12 8
Nebraska 9-89 67 399 466 0 15 5
Same Conference Nov-25 2017 Maryland
 -VS- 
Penn State
N/A
Penalties Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Yards Turnovers 3rd Down Attempts 3rd Down Coversions
Maryland
Penn State

Record 2017

Overall: W:9 L:2 T:0
Conf: W:9 L:2 T:0
Division: W:9 L:2 T:0

Totals

Penalties Rushing
Yards
Passing
Yards
Total
Yards
Turnovers 3rd Down
Attempts
3rd Down
Coversions
Penn State 50 - 460 Yards 1723 3182 4905 10 138 58
Opponents 68 - 638 Yards 1306 2343 3649 22 179 64
KEY

Colored Dots Indicate that the game is outside of their division.

  • Other = Same Conference
  • BCS = Non Conf. BCS
  • FBS = Non Conf. FBS
  • FCS = non Conf. FCS
  • FCS Non AQ = Other

Offense Data   Back To Top


Offense Total Yards

Games Yards Avg. Yards Per Game
11 4905 446

Offense Passing

Games Yards Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
11 3182 289

Offense Rushing

Games Yards Avg. Rushing Yards Per Game
11 1723 157

Offense Scoring

Games Total Points Avg. Points Per Game
11 433 39

Offense Turnovers

Games Turnovers Avg. Turnovers Per Game
11 10 0.91

Offense Third Down Conversion

Third Down Attempts Third Down Coversions Third Down Conversion Percentage
138 58 42%

Offense Red Zone

Games RZ Drives RZ Scores RZ Points RZ Rushing TD RZ Passing TD RZ TD Total RZ Field Goals RZ Scoring Percentage RZ TD Percentage
11 22 19 105 7 9 16 3 86% 73%

Defense Data   Back To Top


Defense Total Yards

Games Opponent Total Yards Opponent Avg. Yards Per Game
11 3649 332

Defense Passing

Games Opponent Total Passing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
11 2343 213

Defense Rushing

Games Opponent Total Rushing Yards Opponent Avg. Passing Yards Per Game
11 1306 119

Defense Scoring

Games Opponent Total Points Opponent Avg. Points Per Game
11 183 17

Defense Turnovers

Games Opponent Turnovers Opponent Avg. Turnovers Per Game
11 22 2

Defense Third Down Stops

Opponent Third Down Attempts Opponent Third Down Coversions Opponent Third Down Conversion Percentage
179 64 35.8%

Defense Red Zone

Games Opponent RZ Drives Opponent RZ Scores Opponent RZ Points Opponent RZ Rushing_TD Opponent RZ Passing_TD Opponent RZ Zone TD Opponent RZ Field Goals Opponent RZ Scoring Percentage Opponent RZ TD Percentage
11 27 23 126 9 10 19 4 85% 70%