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1988 Penn State Nittany Lions football
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
v · d · e 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
[[{{{school}}}|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.

ScheduleEdit

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

RosterEdit

1988 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 12 Bill, TomTom Bill So
FB 27 Brown, GaryGary Brown So
WR 26 Daniels, DavidDavid Daniels So
C 78 Duffy, RogerRoger Duffy Jr
FB 11 Gash, SamSam Gash So
TE 89 Mrosko, BobBob Mrosko Sr
WR 79 Szott, DaveDave Szott Jr
RB 32 Thomas, BlairBlair Thomas Jr
WR 5 Timpson, MichaelMichael Timpson Sr
G 66 Wisniewski, SteveSteve Wisniewski Sr
TE 80 Young, ToddTodd Young Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 31 Collins, AndreAndre Collins Jr
LB 38 D'Onofrio, MarkMark D'Onofrio Fr
DT 85 Giannetti, FrankFrank Giannetti So
LB 42 Goganious, KeithKeith Goganious Fr
LB 84 Karpinski, KeithKeith Karpinski Sr
LB 92 McDonald, QuintusQuintus McDonald 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

Roster

NFL DraftEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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