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1967 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Gator Bowl, T 17–17 vs. Florida State
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 10
1967 record8–2–1
Head coachJoe Paterno (2nd season)
CaptainBill Lenkaitis
CaptainJim Litterelle[1]
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 46,284)
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 NCAA University Division independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Army         8 2 0
No. 5 Notre Dame         8 2 0
Syracuse         8 2 0
No. 10 Penn State         8 2 1
New Mexico State         7 2 1
UTEP         7 2 1
Utah State         7 2 1
Florida State         7 2 2
West Texas State         8 3 0
Houston         7 3 0
VPI         7 3 0
Memphis State         6 3 0
[[{{{school}}}|Southern Miss]]         6 3 0
Dayton         6 3 1
Xavier         6 3 1
Miami (FL)         7 4 0
Buffalo         6 4 0
Navy         5 4 1
Holy Cross         5 5 0
Colorado State         4 5 1
Pacific         4 5 0
Rutgers         4 5 0
Boston College         4 6 0
Georgia Tech         4 6 0
Villanova         4 6 0
Air Force         2 6 2
Tulane         3 7 0
San Jose State         2 7 0
Colgate         2 8 0
Pittsburgh         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1967 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1967 NCAA University Division football season.[2] The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 23at NavyABCL 22–2320,101
September 29at Miami (FL)W 17–839,516
October 7No. 4 UCLAL 15–1746,007
October 14at Boston CollegeW 50–2815,500
October 21West Virginiadagger
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
W 21–1444,460
October 28at SyracuseW 29–2041,750
November 4at MarylandW 38–334,700
November 11No. 3 North Carolina State
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 13–846,497
November 18Ohio
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 35–1429,556
November 25Pittsburgh
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
W 42–636,008
December 30vs. Florida StateABCT 17–1768,019
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1967 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 73 Bradley, DaveDave Bradley Jr
T 77 Buzin, RichRich Buzin Sr
WR 23 Campbell, BobBob Campbell Jr
C 53 Lenkaitis, BillBill Lenkaitis Jr
QB 25 Sherman, TomTom Sherman Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 79 McBath, MikeMike McBath Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Post seasonEdit

NFL/AFL Common DraftEdit

Three Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1968 NFL/AFL Common Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
2nd 14 41 Rich Buzin Offensive tackle New York Giants
2nd 16 43 Bill Lenkaitis Center San Diego Chargers
5th 8 119 Mike McBath Defensive end Buffalo Bills

ReferencesEdit

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