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1998 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
Outback Bowl champion
Outback Bowl, W 26–14 vs. Kentucky
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 17
1998 record9–3 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coachJoe Paterno (33rd season)
Offensive coordinatorFran Ganter
Defensive coordinatorJerry Sandusky
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2/2 Ohio State §   7 1         11 1  
#6/5 Wisconsin §   7 1         11 1  
#12/12 Michigan §   7 1         10 3  
#24/23 Purdue   6 2         9 4  
#17/15 Penn State*   0 3*         0 3*  
Michigan State   4 4         6 6  
Minnesota   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   2 6         4 7  
Illinois   2 6         3 8  
Iowa   2 6         3 8  
Northwestern   0 8         3 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions

The 1998 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1998 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

Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Indiana and Iowa this year.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 53:30 p.m.No. 21 Southern Miss*No. 13ABCW 34–696,617
September 1212:00 p.m.Bowling Green*No. 9
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPN+W 48–396,291
September 193:30 p.m.at Pittsburgh*No. 8CBSW 20–1356,743
October 312:00 p.m.at No. 1 Ohio StateNo. 7ABCL 9–2893,479
October 103:30 p.m.at MinnesotaNo. 13ABCW 27–1740,546
October 173:30 p.m.PurduedaggerNo. 12
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCW 31–1397,034
October 3112:00 p.m.IllinoisNo. 10
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPN+W 27–096,508
November 712:00 p.m.at No. 22 MichiganNo. 9ABCL 0–27111,019
November 1412:00 p.m.NorthwesternNo. 19
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPN2W 41–1096,382
November 213:00 p.m.at No. 13 WisconsinNo. 16ESPNL 3–2478,964
November 281:00 p.m.Michigan StateNo. 23
ABCW 51–2896,358
January 1, 199911:00 a.m.vs. KentuckyNo. 22ESPNW 26–1466,005
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

RosterEdit

1998 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB 36 Cerimele, MikeMike Cerimele So
WR 13 Crenshaw, SamSam Crenshaw So
WR 20 Drummond, EddieEddie Drummond Fr
WR 2 Fields, ChafieChafie Fields Jr
WR 21 Nastasi, JoeJoe Nastasi Sr
QB 16 Thompson, KevinKevin Thompson Jr
G 69 Wedderburn, FloydFloyd Wedderburn Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 11 Arrington, LaVarLaVar Arrington So
DE 86 Brown, CourtneyCourtney Brown Jr
CB 19 King, AnthonyAnthony King Jr
CB 27 Macklin, DavidDavid Macklin Jr
SS 4 Fox, DerekDerek Fox Jr
DE 5 Scioli, BradBrad Scioli Sr
LB 43 Short, BrandonBrandon Short Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 41 Pidgeon, PatPat Pidgeon Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Post seasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Two Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1999 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
5th 5 138 Brad Scioli Defensive end Indianapolis Colts
5th 7 140 Floyd Wedderburn Offensive guard Seattle Seahawks

ReferencesEdit

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