1988 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
1988 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State text logo.svg
ConferenceIndependent
1988 record5–6
Head coachJoe Paterno (23rd season)
Offensive coordinatorFran Ganter
Defensive coordinatorJerry Sandusky
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 83,370)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame           12 0 0
No. 2 Miami (FL)           11 1 0
No. 3 Florida State           11 1 0
No. 5 West Virginia           11 1 0
Southern Miss           10 2 0
No. 13 Syracuse           10 2 0
Army           9 3 0
Louisville           8 3 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Northern Illinois           7 4 0
Pittsburgh           6 5 0
Memphis State           6 5 0
Southwest Louisiana           6 5 0
Rutgers           5 6 0
Akron           5 6 0
Penn State           5 6 0
Tulane           5 6 0
Louisiana Tech           4 7 0
Temple           4 7 0
Tulsa           4 7 0
Boston College           3 8 0
Cincinnati           3 8 0
East Carolina           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Virginia Tech           3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1988 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]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 10at VirginiaNo. 18W 42–1445,000
September 17Boston CollegeNo. 16W 23–2084,000
September 24RutgersNo. 15
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
L 16–2185,531
October 1at TempleW 45–966,592
October 8Cincinnatidagger
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 35–985,693
October 15Syracuse
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
ESPNL 10–2485,916
October 22at AlabamaCBSL 3–875,808
October 29at No. 7 West VirginiaCBSL 30–5166,811
November 5Maryland
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
W 17–1078,000
November 12Pittsburgh
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
ESPNL 7–1485,701
November 19at No. 1 Notre DameCBSL 3–2159,075
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster[edit]

1988 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 12 Tom Bill So
FB 27 Gary Brown So
WR 26 David Daniels So
C 78 Roger Duffy Jr
FB 11 Sam Gash So
TE 89 Bob Mrosko Sr
WR 79 Dave Szott Jr
RB 32 Blair Thomas Jr
WR 5 Michael Timpson Sr
G 66 Steve Wisniewski Sr
TE 80 Todd Young Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 31 Andre Collins Jr
LB 38 Mark D'Onofrio Fr
DT 85 Frank Giannetti So
LB 42 Keith Goganious Fr
LB 84 Keith Karpinski Sr
LB 92 Quintus McDonald Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

NFL Draft[edit]

Six Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1989 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
2nd 1 29 Steve Wisniewski Offensive guard Dallas Cowboys
4th 16 100 Michael Timpson Wide receiver New England Patriots
6th 16 155 Quintus McDonald Linebacker Indianapolis Colts
6th 21 160 Gary Wilkerson Cleveland Browns
9th 21 244 Bob Mrosko Tight end Houston Oilers
11th 3 282 Keith Karpinski Linebacker Detroit Lions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1985-1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.