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1989 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
Holiday Bowl champion
Holiday Bowl, W 50–39 vs. BYU
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 15
1989 record8–3–1
Head coachJoe Paterno (24th season)
Offensive coordinatorFran Ganter
Defensive coordinatorJerry Sandusky
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 83,370)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Miami         11 1 0
No. 2 Notre Dame         12 1 0
No. 3 Florida State         10 2 0
Northern Illinois         9 2 0
No. 15 Penn State         8 3 1
No. 17 Pittsburgh         8 3 1
No. 21 West Virginia         8 3 1
Syracuse         8 4 0
Southwestern Louisiana         7 4 0
Akron         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 4 1
Virginia Tech         6 4 1
Louisiana Tech         5 4 1
Army         6 5 0
Louisville         6 5 0
East Carolina         5 5 1
Tulsa         6 6 0
Southern Miss         5 6 0
Tulane         4 8 0
Navy         3 8 0
Rutgers         2 7 2
Boston College         2 9 0
Memphis         2 9 0
Cincinnati         1 9 1
Temple         1 10 0
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.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 9VirginiaNo. 12L 6–1485,956
September 16Temple
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 42–384,790
September 23Boston College
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 7–385,651
September 30at TexasW 16–1275,232
October 7at RutgersW 17–057,688
October 14at SyracuseNo. 23ESPNW 34–1249,876
October 28No. 6 AlabamaNo. 14
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
CBSL 16–1785,975
November 4No. 13 West VirginiadaggerNo. 16
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
ESPNW 19–985,911
November 11at MarylandNo. 13T 13–1361,215
November 18No. 1 Notre DameNo. 17
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
CBSL 23–3486,016
November 25at No. 19 PittsburghNo. 22CBSW 16–1357,158
December 29vs. No. 19 BYUNo. 18ESPNW 50–3961,113
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1989 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB 27 Brown, GaryGary Brown Jr
WR 26 Daniels, DavidDavid Daniels Jr
C 78 Duffy, RogerRoger Duffy Sr
FB 11 Gash, SamSam Gash So
QB 19 Sacca, TonyTony Sacca So
T 76 Siever, PaulPaul Siever Jr
G 79 Szott, DaveDave Szott Sr
RB 32 Thomas, BlairBlair Thomas Sr
TE 80 Young, ToddTodd Young Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 31 Collins, AndreAndre Collins Sr
DT 85 Giannetti, FrankFrank Giannetti Jr
LB 38 D'Onofrio, MarkMark D'Onofrio So
LB 42 Goganious, KeithKeith Goganious So
S 9 Perry, DarrenDarren Perry So
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

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1990 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 2 2 Blair Thomas Running back New York Jets
2nd 21 46 Andre Collins Linebacker Washington Redskins
7th 15 180 David Szott Offensive guard Kansas City Chiefs
8th 3 196 Roger Duffy Offensive guard New York Jets

ReferencesEdit

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