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1990 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 11
1990 record9–3
Head coachJoe Paterno (25th season)
Offensive coordinatorFran Ganter
Defensive coordinatorJerry Sandusky
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 83,370)
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 14 Louisville         10 1 1
No. 3 Miami         10 2 0
No. 4 Florida State         10 2 0
No. 6 Notre Dame         9 3 0
No. 11 Penn State         9 3 0
Louisiana Tech         8 3 1
Southern Miss         8 4 0
Temple         7 4 0
Syracuse         7 4 2
Army         6 5 0
Northern Illinois         6 5 0
South Carolina         6 5 0
Virginia Tech         6 5 0
East Carolina         5 6 0
Southwestern Louisiana         5 6 0
Navy         5 6 0
Memphis         4 6 1
Boston College         4 7 0
Tulane         4 7 0
West Virginia         4 7 0
Akron         3 7 1
Arkansas State         3 7 1
Pittsburgh         3 7 1
Rutgers         3 8 0
Tulsa         3 8 0
Cincinnati         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1990 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 8TexasNo. 21RaycomL 13–1785,973
September 15at No. 6 USCABCL 14–1970,594
September 22Rutgers
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 28–085,194
October 6Templedagger
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 48–1085,874
October 13Syracuse
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
CBSW 27–2186,002
October 20at Boston CollegeCBSW 40–2132,000
October 27at AlabamaESPNW 9–070,123
November 3at West VirginiaNo. 24W 31–1966,461
November 10MarylandNo. 21
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
W 24–1083,000
November 17at No. 1 Notre DameNo. 18ESPNW 24–2159,075
November 24PittsburghNo. 11
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
CBSW 22–1785,180
December 28vs. No. 11 Florida StateNo. 7RaycomL 17–2475,129
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1990 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Bill, TomTom Bill
FB 27 Brown, GaryGary Brown Sr
WR 26 Daniels, DavidDavid Daniels Sr
QB 19 Sacca, TonyTony Sacca Jr
T 76 Siever, PaulPaul Siever Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 38 D'Onofrio, MarkMark D'Onofrio Jr
LB 42 Goganious, KeithKeith Goganious Jr
DT 85 Giannetti, FrankFrank Giannetti Sr
LB 58 Givens, ReggieReggie Givens So
CB 6 Humphries, LeonardLeonard Humphries Jr
LB 99 McKenzie, RichRich McKenzie So
S 9 Perry, DarrenDarren Perry Jr
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

Season summaryEdit

West VirginiaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Penn St 7 7 7 10 31
West Virginia 3 3 6 7 19

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Notre DameEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
6–7–1 1989 L 23–34


NFL DraftEdit

Six Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1991 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
3rd 19 74 David Daniels Wide receiver Seattle Seahawks
6th 19 158 Leroy Thompson Running back Pittsburgh Steelers
8th 19 214 Gary Brown Running back Houston Oilers
10th 13 263 Frank Giannetti Defensive end Indianapolis Colts
10th 14 264 Sean Love Offensive guard Dallas Cowboys
12th 13 319 Rob Luedeke Indianapolis Colts

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Penn State Yearly Results (1990-1994)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/p/penn_state/1990-1994_yearly_results.php. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. Gainesville Sun. 1990 Nov 4. Retrieved 2018-Dec-15.
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