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1970 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 18
1970 record7–3
Head coachJoe Paterno (5th season)
CaptainJack Ham
CaptainWarren Koegel
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 48,284)
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 NCAA University Division independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Notre Dame         10 1 0
Villanova         9 2 0
No. 16 Air Force         9 3 0
No. 13 Georgia Tech         9 3 0
Boston College         8 2 0
No. 19 Houston         8 3 0
West Virginia         8 3 0
No. 17 Tulane         8 4 0
No. 18 Penn State         7 3 0
Temple         7 3 0
West Texas State         7 3 0
Cincinnati         7 4 0
Florida State         7 4 1
Virginia Tech         5 6 0
Syracuse         6 4 0
Dayton         5 4 1
Pittsburgh         5 5 0
Rutgers         5 5 0
Utah State         5 5 0
Colgate         5 6 0
[[{{{school}}}|Southern Miss]]         5 6 0
New Mexico State         4 6 0
Miami (FL)         3 8 0
Northern Illinois         3 7 0
Marshall         3 6 0
Buffalo         2 9 0
Navy         2 9 0
Army         1 9 1
Xavier         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1970 NCAA University Division football season.[1] The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 19NavyNo. 7W 55–748,566
September 26at No. 18 ColoradoNo. 4ABCL 13–4142,850
October 3at WisconsinNo. 16L 16–2955,204
October 10at Boston CollegeW 28–325,252
October 17Syracusedagger
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
L 7–2450,540
October 24at ArmyABCW 38–1441,062
October 31West Virginia
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
W 42–849,932
November 7at MarylandW 34–023,400
November 14Ohio
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 32–2243,000
November 21PittsburghNo. 20
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
W 35–1550,017
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1970 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 25 Cooper, MikeMike Cooper Sr
WR 88 Edmonds, GregGreg Edmonds Sr
RB 34 Harris, FrancoFranco Harris Jr
QB 14 Hufnagel, JohnJohn Hufnagel So
C 56 Koegel, WarrenWarren Koegel Sr
RB 23 Mitchell, LydellLydell Mitchell Jr
T 78 Surma, VicVic Surma Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 83 Bannon, BruceBruce Bannon So
DT 37 Brown, RickRick Brown So
LB 33 Ham, JackJack Ham Sr
LB 80 Hull, GaryGary Hull Sr
LB 15 Koiwai, MarkMark Koiwai Sr
LB 47 Laslavic, JimJim Laslavic So
DE 81 Skorupan, JohnJohn Skorupan So
LB 60 Zapiec, CharlieCharlie Zapiec Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P/QB 13 Parsons, BobBob Parsons Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Post seasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1971 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
2nd 8 34 Jack Ham Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers
3rd 21 73 Warren Koegel Center Oakland Raiders
11th 22 282 Vic Surma Miami Dolphins
16th 24 414 Greg Edmonds Minnesota Vikings

ReferencesEdit

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