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1993 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Florida Citrus Bowl champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 8
1993 record10–2 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coachJoe Paterno (28th season)
Offensive coordinatorFran Ganter
Defensive coordinatorJerry Sandusky
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
← 1992
1994 →
1993 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6/5 Wisconsin § 6 1 1     10 1 1
#11/10 Ohio State § 6 1 1     10 1 1
#8/7 Penn State 6 2 0     10 2 0
Indiana 5 3 0     8 4 0
#21/19 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Illinois 5 3 0     5 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     6 6 0
Minnesota 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     2 9 0
Purdue 0 8 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1993 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1993 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. This was Penn State's first season as a member of the Big Ten Conference.

ScheduleEdit

Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Purdue and Wisconsin this year.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 41:00 p.m.MinnesotaNo. 17W 38–2095,387
September 113:30 p.m.USC*No. 15
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCW 21–2095,992
September 183:30 p.m.at IowaNo. 14ABCW 31–070,397
September 257:30 p.m.Rutgers*No. 9
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPNW 31–795,092
October 27:00 p.m.at Maryland*No. 9W 70–742,008
October 1612:00 p.m.No. 18 MichiganNo. 7
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCL 13–2196,719
October 303:30 p.m.at No. 3 Ohio StateNo. 12ABCL 6–2495,060
November 61:00 p.m.No. 17 IndianadaggerNo. 19
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 38–3191,000
November 133:30 p.m.IllinoisNo. 16
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCW 28–1490,000
November 202:00 p.m.at NorthwesternNo. 14W 43–2130,355
November 2712:00 p.m.at No. 25 Michigan StateNo. 14ABCW 38–3753,482
January 1, 19941:00 p.m.vs. No. 6 TennesseeNo. 13ABCW 31–1372,456
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

RosterEdit

1993 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 2 Archie, MikeMike Archie So
TE 81 Brady, KyleKyle Brady Jr
RB 32 Carter, Ki-JanaKi-Jana Carter So
QB 12 Collins, KerryKerry Collins Jr
WR 10 Engram, BobbyBobby Engram So
C 60 Greeley, BuckyBucky Greeley Jr
G 50 Hartings, JeffJeff Hartings So
T 68 Johnson, AndreAndre Johnson So
RB 29 O'Neal, BrianBrian O'Neal Sr
G 54 Rivera, MarcoMarco Rivera So
QB 9 Sacca, JohnJohn Sacca Jr
FB 38 Witman, JonJon Witman So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 55 Benfatti, LouLou Benfatti So
S 46 Forbes, MarlonMarlon Forbes Jr
LB 16 Gelzheiser, BrianBrian Gelzheiser Jr
LB 80 Holmberg, RobRob Holmberg Sr
DT 97 Jackson, TyokaTyoka Jackson Sr
DT 93 Noble, BrandonBrandon Noble Fr
LB 51 Haren, GregGreg Haren 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 1994 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
3rd 29 94 Lou Benfatti Defensive tackle New York Jets
5th 3 134 Shelly Hammonds Defensive back Minnesota Vikings
6th 29 180 Eric Ravotti Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers
7th 23 217 Rob Holmberg Linebacker Los Angeles Raiders

ReferencesEdit

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