1989 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1989 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State text logo.svg
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
Holiday Bowl champion
Holiday Bowl, W 50–39 vs. BYU
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 15
1989 record8–3–1
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorFran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 83,370)
Seasons
  1988
1990  
1989 NCAA Division I-A independents football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
No. 1 Miami (FL)     1110
No. 2 Notre Dame     1210
No. 3 Florida State     1020
Northern Illinois     920
No. 15 Penn State     831
No. 17 Pittsburgh     831
No. 21 West Virginia     831
Syracuse     840
Southwestern Louisiana     740
Akron     641
South Carolina     641
Virginia Tech     641
Louisiana Tech     541
Army     650
Louisville     650
East Carolina     551
Tulsa     660
Southern Miss     560
Tulane     480
Navy     380
Rutgers     272
Boston College     290
Memphis State     290
Cincinnati     191
Temple     1100
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1989 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.

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Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 9 Virginia No. 12L 6–1485,956
September 16 Temple
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
W 42–384,790
September 23 Boston College
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 7–385,651
September 30at Texas W 16–1275,232
October 7at Rutgers W 17–057,688
October 14at Syracuse No. 23 ESPN W 34–1249,876
October 28No. 6 Alabama No. 14
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
CBS L 16–1785,975
November 4No. 13 West Virginia Dagger-14-plain.pngNo. 16
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
ESPNW 19–985,911
November 11at Maryland No. 13T 13–1361,215
November 18No. 1 Notre Dame No. 17
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
CBSL 23–3486,016
November 25at No. 19 Pittsburgh No. 22CBSW 16–1357,158
December 29vs. No. 19 BYU No. 18ESPNW 50–3961,113
  • Dagger-14-plain.pngHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

1989 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
PlayersCoaches
Offense
Pos.#NameClass
WR 8 Terry Smith So
FB 27 Gary Brown Jr
WR 26 David Daniels Jr
C 78 Roger Duffy Sr
FB 11 Sam Gash So
QB 19 Tony Sacca So
T 76 Paul Siever Jr
G 79 Dave Szott Sr
RB 32 Blair Thomas Sr
TE 80Todd YoungSr
Defense
Pos.#NameClass
LB 31 Andre Collins Sr
DT 85 Frank Giannetti Jr
LB 38 Mark D'Onofrio So
LB 42 Keith Goganious So
S 9 Darren Perry So
Special teams
Pos.#NameClass
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster

NFL Draft

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1990 NFL Draft.

RoundPickOverallNamePositionTeam
1st22 Blair Thomas Running back New York Jets
2nd2146 Andre Collins Linebacker Washington Redskins
7th15180 David Szott Offensive guard Kansas City Chiefs
8th3196 Roger Duffy Offensive guard New York Jets

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References

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