2016 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Big Ten champion
Big Ten East Division co-champion
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
Rose Bowl, L 49–52 vs. USC
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionEast Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
2016 record11–3 (8–1 Big Ten)
Head coachJames Franklin (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorJoe Moorhead (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorBrent Pry (1st as DC; 3rd overall season)
Co-defensive coordinatorTim Banks (1st season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainBrandon Bell (Senior year)
CaptainBrian Gaia (Senior year)
CaptainVon Walker (Senior year)
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 106,572)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →

Template:2016 Big Ten football standings The 2016 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented Pennsylvania State University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by third-year head coach James Franklin and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. They were a member of the Big Ten East Division of the Big Ten Conference. They started 2–2, and after losing to the Michigan Wolverines, they won nine straight conference games and defeated the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship Game. They represented the Big Ten in the 2017 Rose Bowl, losing to USC.

Background[edit | edit source]

Previous season[edit | edit source]

During the previous season the Nittany Lions started the year with a 5–1 record and 2–0 in Big Ten play. Then on October, 17 they lost to #1 ranked Ohio State. After which they won their next two games including a 39–0 rout over Illinois. Following the rout the Nittany Lions finished the year 0–4 including losses to #6 Michigan State and #14 Michigan and a bowl game loss to Georgia.

2016 NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Round Pick (Overall) Player Team Position
2 43 Austin Johnson Tennessee Titans Nose Tackle
2 51 Christian Hackenberg New York Jets Quarterback
3 65 Carl Nassib Cleveland Browns Defensive end
6 202 Anthony Zettel Detroit Lions Defense Tackle
6 204 Jordan Lucas Miami Dolphins Safety

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Penn State announced its 2016 football schedule on July 11, 2013. The 2016 schedule consists of 7 home and 5 away games in the regular season. The Nittany Lions hosted Big Ten foes Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, and Ohio State, and traveled to Indiana, Michigan, Purdue, and Rutgers.[1]

The team hosted two of the three non-conference games against the Kent State Golden Flashes from the Mid-American Conference (MAC), Pittsburgh Panthers from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), and the Temple Owls from the American Athletic Conference (AAC).

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 33:30 p.m.Kent State*BTNW 33–1394,378
September 1012:00 p.m.at Pittsburgh*ESPNL 39–4269,983
September 1712:00 p.m.Temple*
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
BTNW 34–27100,420
September 243:30 p.m.at No. 4 MichiganABCL 10–49110,319
October 13:30 p.m.Minnesota
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
BTNW 29–26 OT95,332
October 812:00 p.m.Marylanddagger
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
BTNW 38–14100,778
October 228:00 p.m.No. 2 Ohio State
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
ABCW 24–21107,280
October 2912:00 p.m.at PurdueNo. 24ABC/ESPN2W 62–2433,157
November 57:30 p.m.IowaNo. 20
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
BTNW 41–14106,194
November 1212:00 p.m.at IndianaNo. 12ABC/ESPN2W 45–3140,678
November 198:00 p.m.at RutgersNo. 9BTNW 39–051,366
November 263:30 p.m.Michigan StateNo. 8
ESPNW 45–1297,418
December 38:00 p.m.vs. No. 6 WisconsinNo. 8FOXW 38–3165,018
January 2, 20175:00 p.m.vs. No. 9 USCNo. 5ESPNL 49–5295,128
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[2]

Rankings[edit | edit source]

Template:Further information

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 24 20 12 9 8 8 5
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR RV 23 14 10 8 8 5
CFP Not released 12 10 8 7 7 5 Not released


Game summaries[edit | edit source]

Kent State[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 2013 PSU, 34–0
Kent State vs. Penn State – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Kent State 3 10 0 0

13

Penn State 6 10 10 7

33

at Beaver Stadium

Game information
First quarter
  • KSU – Shane Hynes, 26-yard field goal, 5:25 (KSU 3–0)
  • PSU – DaeSean Hamilton, 4-yard TD pass from Trace McSorley, 2-point conversion failed, 1:56 (PSU 6–3)
Second quarter
  • KSU – Hynes, 43-yard field goal, 11:33 (TIE 6–6)
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley, 7-yard TD run, Tyler Davis kick good, 8:02 (PSU 13–6)
  • KSU – Elcee Refuge, 20-yard fumble recovery for TD, Hynes kick good, 6:12 (TIE 13–13)
  • PSU – Davis, 29-yard field goal, 1:47 (PSU 16–13)
Third quarter
  • PSU – Amani Oruwariye, 30-yard interception return for TD, Davis kick good, 14:05 (PSU 23–13)
  • PSU – Davis, 28-yard field goal, 4:22 (PSU 26–13)
Fourth quarter
  • PSU – Mike Gesicki, 30-yard TD pass from McSorley, Davis kick good, 1:53 (PSU 33–13)
Top passers
  • KSU – Mylik Mitchell – 6/12, 65 yards
  • KSU – Justin Agner – 8/15, 64 yards
  • PSU – Trace McSorley – 16/31, 209 yards, 2 TD
Top rushers
  • KSU – Justin Rankin – 13 carries, 82 yards
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley – 22 carries, 105 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • KSU – Nick Holley – 4 receptions, 45 yards
  • PSU – Chris Godwin – 7 receptions, 67 yards
Top defenders
  • KSU – Nate Holley – 17 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss (TFL)
  • PSU – Jason Cabinda – 11 tackles

Pittsburgh[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
50–42–4 2000 UP, 12–0
Penn State vs. Pittsburgh – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Penn State 7 7 7 18

39

Pittsburgh 14 14 7 7

42

at Heinz Field

Game information
First quarter
  • UP – George Aston, 1-yard TD run, Chris Blewitt kick good, 8:03 (UP 7–0)
  • UP – Quadree Henderson, 7-yard TD pass from Nathan Peterman, Blewitt kick good, 7:16 (UP 14–0)
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley, 3-yard TD run, Tyler Davis kick good, 2:42 (UP 14–7)
Second quarter
  • UP – Scott Orndoff, 2-yard TD pass from Peterman, Blewitt kick good, 13:38 (UP 21–7)
  • UP – Aston, 3-yard TD run, Blewitt kick good, 11:54 (UP 28–7)
  • PSU – Barkley, 1-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 0:42 (UP 28–14)
Third quarter
  • PSU – Barkley, 40-yard TD pass from Trace McSorley, Davis kick good, 11:54 (UP 28–21)
  • UP – James Conner, 1-yard TD run, Blewitt kick good, 7:24 (UP 35–21)
Fourth quarter
  • PSU – Barkley, 1-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 13:42 (UP 35–28)
  • PSU – Davis, 38-yard field goal, 12:04 (UP 35–31)
  • UP – Conner, 12-yard TD pass from Peterman, Blewitt kick good, 10:24 (UP 42–31)
  • PSU – Barkley, 2-yard TD run, DaeSean Hamilton pass from McSorley for 2-point conversion, 5:00 (UP 42–39)
Top passers
  • PSU – Trace McSorley – 24/35, 332 yards, TD, INT
  • UP – Nathan Peterman – 11/15, 91 yards, 3 TD, INT
Top rushers
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley – 20 carries, 85 yards, 4 TD
  • UP – James Conner – 22 carries, 117 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • PSU – DaeSean Hamilton – 8 receptions, 82 yards
  • UP – Conner – 4 receptions, 29 yards, TD
  • UP – Scott Orndoff – 4 receptions, 15 yards, TD
Top defenders
  • PSU – Nyeem Wartman-White – 9 tackles, 3 tackles-for-loss (TFL)
  • UP – Ryan Lewis – 9 tackles, INT

Temple[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
39–4–1 2015 TU, 27–10
Temple vs. Penn State – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Temple 7 3 7 10

27

Penn State 14 7 3 10

34

at Beaver Stadium

Game information
First quarter
  • PSU – Chris Godwin, 52-yard TD pass from Trace McSorley, Tyler Davis kick good, 9:35 (PSU 7–0)
  • TU – Jahad Thomas, 8-yard TD run, Austin Jones kick good, 8:54 (TIE 7–7)
  • PSU – Andre Robinson, 3-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 2:50 (PSU 14–7)
Second quarter
  • PSU – McSorley, 2-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 7:15 (PSU 21–7)
  • TU – Jones, 45-yard field goal, 0:04 (PSU 21–10)
Third quarter
  • PSU – Davis, 40-yard field goal, 9:03 (PSU 24–10)
  • TU – Phillip Walker, 1-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 1:56 (PSU 24–17)
Fourth quarter
  • PSU – Davis, 30-yard field goal, 12:45 (PSU 27–17)
  • TU – Thomas, 2-yard TD run, Jones kick good, 8:10 (PSU 27–24)
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley, 55-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 7:20 (PSU 34–24)
  • TU – Jones, 34-yard field goal, 2:10 (PSU 34–27)
Top passers
  • TU – Phillip Walker – 25/34, 286 yards, INT
  • PSU – Trace McSorley – 18/24, 287 yards, TD, INT
Top rushers
  • TU – Jahad Thomas – 14 carries, 52 yards 2 TD
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley – 9 carries, 68 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • TU – Thomas – 6 receptions, 48 yards
  • PSU – Chris Godwin – 7 receptions, 117 yards, TD
Top defenders
  • TU – Sean Chandler – 8 tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss (TFL)
  • PSU – Malik Golden – 9 tackles

#4 Michigan[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
7–12 2015 UM, 28–16
Penn State vs. Michigan – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Penn State 0 0 3 7

10

#4 Michigan 14 14 7 14

49

at Michigan Stadium

Game information
First quarter
  • UM – Khalid Hill, 1-yard TD run, Kenny Allen kick good, 9:51 (UM 7–0)
  • UM – De'Veon Smith, 2-yard TD run, Allen kick good, 3:57 (UM 14–0)
Second quarter
  • UM – Devin Asiasi, 3-yard TD pass from Wilton Speight, Allen kick good, 14:09 (UM 21–0)
  • UM – Karan Higdon, 2-yard TD run, Allen kick good, 0:46 (UM 28–0)
Third quarter
  • PSU – Tyler Davis, 21-yard field goal, 11:31 (UM 28–3)
  • UM – Chris Evans, 3-yard TD run, Allen kick good, 2:42 (UM 35–3)
Fourth quarter
  • PSU – Chris Godwin, 8-yard TD pass from Trace McSorley, Davis kick good, 11:22 (UM 35–10)
  • UM – Higdon, 40-yard TD run, Allen kick good, 6:11 (UM 42–10)
  • UM – Ty Isaac, 3-yard TD run, Allen kick good, 2:04 (UM 49–10)
Top passers
  • PSU – Trace McSorley – 16/27, 121 yards, TD, INT
  • UM – Wilton Speight – 21/34, 189 yards, TD
Top rushers
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley – 15 carries, 59 yards
  • UM – De'Veon Smith – 12 carries, 107 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • PSU – Barkley – 5 receptions, 77 yards
  • PSU – Mike Gesicki - 5 receptions, 23 yards
  • UM – Amara Darboh – 7 receptions, 44 yards
Top defenders
  • PSU – Malik Golden – 11 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss (TFL)
  • UM – Ben Gedeon – 11 tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss (TFL)

Minnesota[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
8–5 2013 UM, 24–10
Minnesota vs. Penn State – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 3 10 0 10

26

Penn State 0 3 17 3

29

at Beaver Stadium

Game information
First quarter
  • UM – Emmit Carpenter, 37-yard field goal, 0:55 (UM 3–0)
Second quarter
  • PSU – Tyler Davis, 19-yard field goal, 12:00 (TIE 3–3)
  • UM – Drew Wolitarsky, 9-yard TD pass from Mitch Leidner, Carpenter kick good, 2:06 (UM 10–3)
  • UM – Carpenter, 35-yard field goal, 0:01 (UM 13–3)
Third quarter
  • PSU – Irvin Charles, 80-yard TD pass from Trace McSorley, Davis kick good, 9:54 (UM 13–10)
  • PSU – Davis, 27-yard field goal, 7:28 (TIE 13–13)
  • PSU – McSorley, 6-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 2:27 (PSU 20–13)
Fourth quarter
  • UM – Shannon Brooks, 37-yard TD run, Carpenter kick good, 13:29 (TIE 20–20)
  • UM – Carpenter, 37-yard field goal, 0:54 (UM 23–20)
  • PSU – Davis, 40-yard field goal, 0:02 (TIE 23–23)
Overtime
  • UM – Carpenter, 46-yard field goal (UM 26–23)
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley, 25-yard TD run (PSU 29–26)
Top passers
  • UM – Mitch Leidner – 24/40, 241 yards, TD, INT
  • PSU – Trace McSorley – 19/41, 335 yards, TD
Top rushers
  • UM – Rodney Smith – 23 carries, 104 yards
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley – 20 carries, 63 yards, TD
  • PSU – McSorley – 8 carries, 73 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • UM – Brian Smith – 7 receptions, 101 yards
  • UM – Drew Wolitarsky – 7 receptions, 69 yards, TD
  • PSU – Mike Gesicki – 5 receptions, 70 yards
Top defenders
  • UM – Damarius Travis – 9 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss (TFL)
  • PSU – Marcus Allen – 22 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss (TFL)

Maryland[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
36–2–1 2015 PSU, 31–30
Maryland vs. Penn State – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Maryland 7 7 0 0

14

Penn State 7 17 7 7

38

at Beaver Stadium

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • PSU – Davis, 30-yard field goal, 12:20 (PSU 10–7)
  • PSU – McSorley, 9-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 6:06 (PSU 17–7)
  • UM – Tyrell Pigrome, 7-yard TD run, Greene kick good, 0:52 (PSU 17–14)
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley, 45-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 0:15 (PSU 24–14)
Third quarter
  • PSU – DeAndre Thompkins, 70-yard TD pass from McSorley, Davis kick good, 0:00 (PSU 31–14)
Fourth quarter
  • PSU – Miles Sanders, 25-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 5:15 (PSU 38–14)
Top passers
  • UM – Tyrell Pigrome – 5/9, 28 yards
  • UM – Perry Hills – 5/7, 72 yards, TD, INT
  • PSU – Trace McSorley – 10/19, 152 yards, 2 TD
Top rushers
  • UM – Lorenzo Harrison – 6 carries, 76 yards
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley – 31 carries, 202 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • UM – D. J. Moore – 4 receptions, 15 yards
  • PSU – DeAndre Thompkins – 4 receptions, 91 yards, TD
Top defenders
  • UM – Shane Cockerille – 13 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss (TFL)
  • PSU – Brandon Smith – 14 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss (TFL), INT

#2 Ohio State[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
13–17 2015 OSU, 38–10
Ohio State vs. Penn State – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Ohio State 0 12 9 0

21

Penn State 0 7 0 17

24

at Beaver Stadium

Game information
First quarter

No scoring

Second quarter
  • OSU – Tyler Durbin, 33-yard field goal, 14:55 (OSU 3–0)
  • OSU – Marcus Baugh, 26-yard TD pass from J. T. Barrett, kick failed, 4:53 (OSU 9–0)
  • OSU – Durbin, 30-yard field goal, 1:14 (OSU 12–0)
  • PSU – Chris Godwin, 20-yard TD pass from Trace McSorley, Tyler Davis kick good, 0:09 (OSU 12–7)
Third quarter
  • OSU – Curtis Samuel, 74-yard TD run, Durbin kick good, 10:10 (OSU 19–7)
  • OSU – Team safety (PSU fumble recovered in end zone), 8:31 (OSU 21–7)
Fourth quarter
  • PSU – McSorley, 2-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 13:32 (OSU 21–14)
  • PSU – Davis, 34-yard field goal, 9:33 (OSU 21–17)
  • PSU – Grant Haley, 60-yard TD run from blocked OSU field goal, Davis kick good, 4:27 (PSU 24–21)
Top passers
  • OSU – J. T. Barrett – 28/43, 245 yards, TD
  • PSU – Trace McSorley – 8/23, 154 yards, TD
Top rushers
  • OSU – Mike Weber – 21 carries, 71 yards
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley – 12 carries, 99 yards
  • PSU – McSorley – 19 carries, 63 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • OSU – Curtis Samuel – 8 receptions, 68 yards
  • OSU – Weber – 8 receptions, 36 yards
  • PSU – Mike Gesicki – 4 receptions, 46 yards
Top defenders
  • OSU – Malik Hooker – 7 tackles, 2 tackles-for-loss (TFL)
  • PSU – Brandon Bell – 18 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss (TFL), 1 sack

Purdue[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
13–3–1 2013 PSU, 45–21
Penn State vs. Purdue – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Penn State 7 10 24 21

62

Purdue 7 10 7 0

24

at Ross–Ade Stadium

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • PU – Cameron Posey, 1-yard TD pass from David Blough, Dellinger kick good, 14:32 (PU 14–7)
  • PSU – Chris Godwin, 38-yard TD pass from Trace McSorley, Davis kick good, 12:33 (TIE 14–14)
  • PU – Dellinger, 42-yard field goal, 6:57 (PU 17–14)
  • PSU – Davis, 33-yard field goal, 2:36 (TIE 17–17)
Third quarter
  • PSU – Godwin, 1-yard TD pass from McSorley, Davis kick good, 12:29 (PSU 24–17)
  • PSU – Andre Robinson, 4-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 8:17 (PSU 31–17)
  • PSU – Davis, 29-yard field goal, 4:21 (PSU 34–17)
  • PU – DeAngelo Yancey, 62-yard TD pass from Blough, Dellinger kick good, 2:32 (PSU 34–24)
  • PSU – Miles Sanders, 21-yard TD pass from McSorley, Davis kick good, 1:18 (PSU 41–24)
Fourth quarter
  • PSU – Barkley, 81-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 13:56 (PSU 48–24)
  • PSU – Mark Allen, 1-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 6:09 (PSU 55–24)
  • PSU – Robinson, 19-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 2:25 (PSU 62–24)
Top passers
  • PSU – Trace McSorley – 12/23, 228 yards, 3 TD
  • PU – David Blough – 34/50, 281 yards, 2 TD INT
Top rushers
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley – 18 carries, 207 yards, 2 TD
  • PSU – Tommy Stevens – 5 carries, 31 yards
  • PU – Markell Jones – 7 carries, 46 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • PSU – Barkley – 3 receptions, 70 yards
  • PSU – Chris Godwin – 5 receptions, 58 yards, 2 TD
  • PU – Cameron Posey – 8 receptions, 50 yards, TD
Top defenders
  • PSU – Jason Cabinda – 9 tackles
  • PSU – Malik Golden – 8 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss (TFL)
  • PU – Markus Bailey – 7 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss (TFL)

Iowa[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
13–12 2012 PSU, 38–14
Iowa vs. Penn State – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 7 0 7

14

#20 Penn State 7 17 3 14

41

at Beaver Stadium

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley, 57-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 10:28 (PSU 14–0)
  • PSU – McSorley, 1-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 7:58 (PSU 21–0)
  • UI – Akrum Wadley, 12-yard TD pass from C. J. Beathard, Keith Duncan kick good, 4:18 (PSU 21–7)
  • PSU – Davis, 30-yard field goal, 0:00 (PSU 24–7)
Third quarter
  • PSU – Davis, 37-yard field goal, 2:48 (PSU 27–7)
Fourth quarter
  • PSU – Barkley, 4-yard TD pass from McSorley, Davis kick good, 14:41 (PSU 34–7)
  • PSU – Tommy Stevens, 13-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 9:28 (PSU 41–7)
  • UI – Jerminic Smith, 36-yard TD pass from Beathard, Duncan kick good, 6:30 (PSU 41–14)
Top passers
  • UI – C. J. Beathard – 18/26, 204 yards, 2 TD, INT
  • PSU – Trace McSorley – 11/18, 240 yards, 2 TD
Top rushers
  • UI – Akrum Wadley – 9 carries, 28 yards
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley – 20 carries, 167 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • UI – Jerminic Smith – 5 receptions, 85 yards, TD
  • UI – Wadley – 5 receptions, 32 yards, TD
  • PSU – Chris Godwin – 4 receptions, 87 yards
  • PSU – Mike Gesicki – 4 receptions, 65 yards
Top defenders
  • UI – Brandon Snyder – 12 tackles, 2 tackles-for-loss (TFL)
  • PSU – Jason Cabinda – 8 tackles, 0.5 tackles-for-loss (TFL)

Indiana[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
18–1 2015 PSU, 29–7
Penn State vs. Indiana – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Penn State 7 7 7 24

45

Indiana 0 14 10 7

31

at Memorial Stadium

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • IU – Ricky Jones, 5-yard TD pass from Richard Lagow, Griffin Oakes kick good, 12:13 (TIE 7–7)
  • PSU – Chris Godwin, 6-yard TD pass from McSorley, Davis kick good, 4:43 (PSU 14–7)
  • IU – Devine Redding, 12-yard TD run, Oakes kick good, 1:00 (TIE 14–14)
Third quarter
  • IU – Oakes, 47-yard field goal, 11:38 (IU 17–14)
  • IU – Redding, 6-yard TD run, Oakes kick good, 3:13 (IU 24–14)
  • PSU – Godwin, 21-yard TD pass from McSorley, Davis kick good, 1:09 (IU 24–21)
Fourth quarter
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley, 4-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 12:23 (PSU 28–24)
  • IU – Nick Westbrook, 40-yard TD pass from Lagow, Oakes kick good, 11:06 (IU 31–28)
  • PSU – Barkley, 2-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 3:58 (PSU 35–31)
  • PSU – Davis, 39-yard field goal, 1:07 (PSU 38–31)
  • PSU – Torrence Brown, 9-yard fumble return for TD, Davis kick good, 0:29 (PSU 45–31)
Top passers
  • PSU – Trace McSorley – 16/30, 332 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
  • IU – Richard Lagow – 23/40, 292 yards, 2 TD
Top rushers
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley – 33 carries, 58 yards, 2 TD
  • IU – Devine Redding – 23 carries, 108 yards, 2 TD
Top receivers
  • PSU – Mike Gesicki – 5 receptions, 88 yards
  • PSU – Chris Godwin – 5 receptions, 82 yards, 2 TD
  • IU – Mitchell Paige – 6 receptions, 43 yards
Top defenders
  • PSU – Marcus Allen – 10 tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss (TFL)
  • IU – Tegray Scales – 9 tackles, 4 tackles-for-loss (TFL), 1 sack

Rutgers[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
24–2 2015 PSU, 28–3
Penn State vs. Rutgers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Penn State 6 3 16 14

39

Rutgers 0 0 0 0

0

at High Point Solutions Stadium

Game information
First quarter
  • PSU – Tyler Davis, 32-yard field goal, 6:34 (PSU 3–0)
  • PSU – Davis, 34-yard field goal, 1:42 (PSU 6–0)
Second quarter
  • PSU – Davis, 40-yard field goal, 5:28 (PSU 9–0)
Third quarter
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley, 1-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 12:33 (PSU 16–0)
  • PSU – Davis, 32-yard field goal, 6:46 (PSU 19–0)
  • PSU – Andre Robinson, 2-yard TD run, 2-point conversion failed, 3:32 (PSU 25–0)
Fourth quarter
  • PSU – Mark Allen, 27-yard TD pass from Trace McSorley, Davis kick good, 7:59 (PSU 32–0)
  • PSU – Tommy Stevens, 12-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 4:07 (PSU 39–0)
Top passers
  • PSU – Trace McSorley – 17/33, 210 yards, TD
  • RU – Giovanni Rescigno – 7/16, 48 yards
Top rushers
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley – 16 carries, 92 yards, TD
  • RU – Justin Goodwin – 10 carries, 20 yards
Top receivers
  • PSU – Mike Gesicki – 5 receptions, 47 yards
  • RU – Andre Patton – 4 receptions, 29 yards
Top defenders
  • PSU – Brandon Bell – 5 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss (TFL), 1 sack
  • RU – Saquan Hampton – 11 tackles

Michigan State[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
14–15–1 2015 MSU, 55–16
Michigan State vs. Penn State – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan State 6 6 0 0

12

#8 Penn State 0 10 21 14

45

at Beaver Stadium

Game information
First quarter
  • MSU – Michael Geiger, 28-yard field goal, 8:13 (MSU 3–0)
  • MSU – Geiger, 36-yard field goal, 2:44 (MSU 6–0)
Second quarter
  • PSU – Tyler Davis, 35-yard field goal, 13:11 (MSU 6–3)
  • MSU – Geiger, 33-yard field goal, 7:17 (MSU 9–3)
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley, 1-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 2:14 (PSU 10–9)
  • MSU – Geiger, 21-yard field goal, 0:14 (MSU 12–10)
Third quarter
  • PSU – Chris Godwin, 34-yard TD pass from Trace McSorley, Davis kick good, 11:02 (PSU 17–12)
  • PSU – Mike Gesicki, 45-yard TD pass from McSorley, Davis kick good, 7:03 (PSU 24–12)
  • PSU – Godwin, 59-yard TD pass from McSorley, Davis kick good, 2:05 (PSU 31–12)
Fourth quarter
  • PSU – Andre Robinson, 14-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 6:33 (PSU 38–12)
  • PSU – Robinson, 40-yard TD pass from McSorley, Davis kick good, 3:40 (PSU 45–12)
Top passers
  • MSU – Tyler O'Connor – 17/33, 118 yards
  • PSU – Trace McSorley – 17/23, 376 yards, 4 TD
Top rushers
  • MSU – L. J. Scott – 16 carries, 59 yards
  • PSU – Andre Robinson – 3 carries, 32 yards, TD
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley – 12 carries, 14 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • MSU – Josiah Price – 6 receptions, 63 yards
  • PSU – Chris Godwin – 5 receptions, 135 yards, 2 TD
Top defenders
  • MSU – Montae Nicholson – 8 tackles
  • PSU – Brandon Bell – 18 tackles, 0.5 tackles-for-loss (TFL)

#6 Wisconsin (Big Ten Championship Game)[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
8–9 2013 PSU, 31–24
Wisconsin vs. Penn State – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Wisconsin 14 14 3 0

31

#8 Penn State 7 7 14 10

38

at Lucas Oil Stadium

Game information
First quarter
  • UW – Austin Ramesh, 1-yard TD run, Andrew Endicott kick good, 5:27 (UW 7–0)
  • UW – Corey Clement, 67-yard TD run, Endicott kick good, 3:06 (UW 14–0)
  • PSU – Mike Gesicki, 33-yard TD pass from Trace McSorley, Tyler Davis kick good, 1:10 (UW 14–7)
Second quarter
  • UW – Ryan Connelly, 12-yard TD run (fumble recovery from high snap), Endicott kick good, 9:42 (UW 21–7)
  • UW – Dare Ogunbowale, 7-yard TD run, Endicott kick good, 5:15 (UW 28–7)
  • PSU – Saeed Blacknall, 40-yard TD pass from McSorley, Davis kick good, 0:58 (UW 28–14)
Third quarter
  • PSU – Blacknall, 70-yard TD pass from McSorley, Davis kick good, 10:58 (UW 28–21)
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley, 1-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 4:22 (TIE 28–28)
  • UW – Endicott, 23-yard field goal, 0:16 (UW 31–28)
Fourth quarter
  • PSU – Barkley, 18-yard TD pass from McSorley, Davis kick good, 13:41 (PSU 35–31)
  • PSU – Davis, 24-yard field goal, 5:14 (PSU 38–31)
Top passers
  • UW – Bart Houston – 16/21, 174 yards
  • PSU – Trace McSorley – 22/31, 384 yards, 4 TD
Top rushers
  • UW – Corey Clement – 21 carries, 164 yards, TD
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley – 19 carries, 83 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • UW – Jazz Peavy – 4 receptions, 53 yards
  • UW – Dare Ogunbowale – 4 receptions, 28 yards
  • PSU – DaeSean Hamilton – 8 receptions, 118 yards
  • PSU – Saeed Blacknall – 6 receptions, 155 yards, 2 TD
Top defenders

#9 USC (Rose Bowl)[edit | edit source]

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–5 2008 USC, 38–24
USC vs. Penn State – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#9 USC 13 14 8 17

52

#5 Penn State 0 21 28 0

49

at Rose Bowl

Game information
First quarter
  • USC – Deontay Burnett, 26-yard TD pass from Sam Darnold, Matt Boermeester kick good, 10:31 (USC 7–0)
  • USC – Boermeester, 22-yard field goal, 4:42 (USC 10–0)
  • USC – Boermeester, 44-yard field goal, 0:21 (USC 13–0)
Second quarter
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley, 24-yard TD run, Tyler Davis kick good, 11:44 (USC 13–7)
  • USC – Burnett, 3-yard TD pass from Darnold, Boermeester kick good, 10:15 (USC 20–7)
  • PSU – Chris Godwin, 30-yard TD pass from Trace McSorley, Davis kick good, 8:39 (USC 20–14)
  • USC – Darreus Rogers, 3-yard TD pass from Darnold, Boermeester kick good, 6:16 (USC 27–14)
  • PSU – Mike Gesicki, 11-yard TD pass from McSorley, Davis kick good, 0:54 (USC 27–21)
Third quarter
  • PSU – Barkley, 79-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 13:05 (PSU 28–27)
  • PSU – Godwin, 72-yard TD run, Davis kick good, 11:27 (PSU 35–27)
  • PSU – McSorley, 3-yard TD TD run, Davis kick good, 10:26 (PSU 42–27)
  • USC – Juju Smith-Schuster, 13-yard TD pass from Darnold, Taylor McNamara pass from Darnold for 2-point conversion, 6:47 (PSU 42–35)
  • PSU – Barkley, 7-yard TD pass from McSorley, Davis kick good, 1:55 (PSU 49–35)
Fourth quarter
  • USC – Ronald Jones II, 3-yard TD TD run, Boermeester kick good, 8:15 (PSU 49–42)
  • USC – Burnett, 27-yard TD pass from Darnold, Boermeester kick good, 1:20 (TIE 49–49)
  • USC – Boermeester, 46-yard field goal, 0:00 (USC 52–49)
Top passers
  • USC – Sam Darnold – 33/53, 453 yards, 5 TD, INT
  • PSU – Trace McSorley – 18/29, 254 yards, 4 TD, 3 INT
Top rushers
  • USC – Ronald Jones II – 20 carries, 55 yards, TD
  • PSU – Saquon Barkley – 25 carries, 194 yards, 2 TD
Top receivers
  • USC – Deonta Burnett – 13 receptions, 164 yards, 3 TD
  • PSU – Chris Godwin – 9 receptions, 2 TD
Top defenders
  • USC – Stevie Tu'ikolovatu – 8 tackles
  • PSU – Jason Cabinda – 11 tackles

Roster[edit | edit source]

2016 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 2 Stevens, TommyTommy Stevens 10px Fr
WR 3 Thompkins, DeAndreDeAndre Thompkins 10px So
WR 5 Hamilton, DaeSeanDaeSean Hamilton 10px Jr
RB 6 Robinson, AndreAndre Robinson 10px Fr
QB 7 Zembiec, JakeJake Zembiec Fr
RB 8 Allen, MarkMark Allen 10px So
QB 9 McSorley, TraceTrace McSorley 10px So
WR 10 Polk, BrandonBrandon Polk So
WR 11 Charles, IrvinIrvin Charles 10px Fr
WR 12 Godwin, ChrisChris Godwin Jr
WR 13 Blacknall, SaeedSaeed Blacknall Jr
QB 15 Shuster, MichaelMichael Shuster Fr
QB 16 Fessler, BillyBilly Fessler 10px So
TE 18 Holland, JonathanJonathan Holland 10px Fr
WR 19 Garrity, GreggGregg Garrity Sr
RB 24 Sanders, MilesMiles Sanders Fr
RB 26 Barkley, SaquonSaquon Barkley So
WR 28 Welde, ChristopherChristopher Welde So
RB 32 Paye, IrvineIrvine Paye 10px Jr
WR 39 McPhearson, JoshJosh McPhearson 10px Jr
RB 40 Eury, NickNick Eury Fr
OL 51 Gellerstedt, AlexAlex Gellerstedt Fr
G, C 52 Bates, RyanRyan Bates 10px Fr
G, C 53 Dowrey, DerekDerek Dowrey 10px Sr
C, G 55 Laurent, WendyWendy Laurent 10px Sr
G, C 57 Gonzalez, StevenSteven Gonzalez 10px Fr
T 58 Sorrell, ChanceChance Sorrell 10px So
T 59 Nelson, AndrewAndrew Nelson 10px Jr
T 60 Beh, NoahNoah Beh 10px So
G 62 Menet, MichalMichal Menet Fr
G 64 Simpson, ZachZach Simpson 10px Fr
OL 66 McGovern, ConnorConnor McGovern Fr
G 68 Kelly, HunterHunter Kelly Fr
G, C 69 De Boef, AdamAdam De Boef 10px So
G, C 70 Mahon, BrendanBrendan Mahon 10px Jr
T 71 Fries, WillWill Fries Fr
G, C 72 Gaia, BrianBrian Gaia 10px Sr
T 73 Palmer, ParisParis Palmer Sr
T 75 Brosnan, BrendanBrendan Brosnan 10px So
T 76 Jenkins, SterlingSterling Jenkins 10px Fr
G, C 77 Wright, ChaszChasz Wright 10px So
C, G 78 Devenney, TomTom Devenney 10px Jr
T 79 Shuman, CharlieCharlie Shuman 10px So
TE 80 Dalton, DannyDanny Dalton Fr
WR 81 Bentley, GordonGordon Bentley 10px Jr
TE 81 Grampp, StevenSteven Grampp Fr
WR 82 Shoop, TylerTyler Shoop 10px Fr
TE 83 Bowers, NickNick Bowers 10px Fr
WR 84 Johnson, JuwanJuwan Johnson 10px Fr
WR 85 Lutz, IsaacIsaac Lutz Fr
WR 86 Hodgens, CodyCody Hodgens 10px Jr
WR 87 Darien, Dae'LunDae'Lun Darien Fr
TE 88 Gesicki, MikeMike Gesicki Jr
TE 89 Pancoast, TomTom Pancoast 10px Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Campbell, ChristianChristian Campbell Jr
S 2 Allen, MarcusMarcus Allen Jr
S 4 Scott, NickNick Scott 10px So
LB 5 Wartman-White, NyeemNyeem Wartman-White 10px Sr
S 6 Golden, MalikMalik Golden 10px Sr
LB 7 Farmer, KoaKoa Farmer 10px So
LB 9 Miller, JarvisJarvis Miller 10px Fr
LB 11 Bell, BrandonBrandon Bell Sr
CB 12 Smith, JordanJordan Smith Sr
CB 14 McPhearson, ZechZech McPhearson Fr
CB 15 Haley, GrantGrant Haley Jr
S 16 Petrishen, JohnJohn Petrishen 10px Fr
CB 17 Taylor, GarrettGarrett Taylor 10px Fr
DE 19 Brown, TorrenceTorrence Brown 10px So
LB 20 Thomas, JohnathanJohnathan Thomas 10px So
CB 21 Oruwariye, AmaniAmani Oruwariye 10px So
S 23 Monroe, AyronAyron Monroe 10px Fr
LB 25 Walker, VonVon Walker Sr
CB 27 Johnson, T. J.T. J. Johnson Fr
S 28 Apke, TroyTroy Apke Jr
CB 29 Reid, JohnJohn Reid So
DT 30 Givens, KevinKevin Givens 10px Fr
LB 31 Brown, CamCam Brown Fr
S 32 Vallone, MitchellMitchell Vallone Jr
LB 33 Cooper, JakeJake Cooper So
DE 34 Simmons, ShaneShane Simmons Fr
LB 36 Johnson, JanJan Johnson 10px Fr
CB 36 Shorts, TroyTroy Shorts 10px Fr
CB 37 Alston, KyleKyle Alston 10px Jr
CB 38 Davis, DesiDesi Davis 10px So
LB 39 Di Leo, FrankFrank Di Leo 10px Fr
LB 40 Cabinda, JasonJason Cabinda Jr
DT 41 Cothren, ParkerParker Cothren 10px Jr
DT 42 Jordan, EllisonEllison Jordan Fr
LB 43 Bowen, MannyManny Bowen So
DE 44 Toney, ShakaShaka Toney Fr
LB 45 DuMond, JoeJoe DuMond Fr
DE 46 Castagna, ColinColin Castagna So
S 47 Blair, WillWill Blair Fr
LB 47 Smith, BrandonBrandon Smith 10px Jr
DE 48 Miller, ShareefShareef Miller 10px Fr
DE 49 Joseph, DanielDaniel Joseph Fr
LB 51 Vranic, JasonJason Vranic Jr
DT 52 Cothran, CurtisCurtis Cothran 10px Fr
DT 54 Windsor, RobertRobert Windsor 10px Fr
DT 55 Shelton, AntonioAntonio Shelton Fr
DT 56 Chavis, TyrellTyrell Chavis Jr
DE 90 Sickels, GarrettGarrett Sickels 10px Jr
DT 91 Monk, RyanRyan Monk 10px Fr
DT 93 White, AntoineAntoine White 10px So
DE 94 Schwan, EvanEvan Schwan 10px Sr
DT 96 Iyke, ImmanuelImmanuel Iyke 10px Fr
DE 97 Buchholz, RyanRyan Buchholz 10px Fr
DT 99 Thrift, BrenonBrenon Thrift 10px So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K, P 37 Gulla, ChrisChris Gulla 10px Jr
SN 41 Ladonis, ZachZach Ladonis 10px Jr
SN 44 Yazujian, TylerTyler Yazujian 10px Sr
K 90 Barbir, AlexAlex Barbir Fr
P 92 Pasquariello, DanielDaniel Pasquariello Jr
P, K 93 Gillikin, BlakeBlake Gillikin Fr
K, P 95 Davis, TylerTyler Davis 10px Jr
SN 96 Vasey, KyleKyle Vasey 10px So
SN 97 Cox, NickNick Cox 10px Fr
K, P 98 Wombacker, JordanJordan Wombacker 10px Fr
K 99 Julius, JoeyJoey Julius 10px So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Brent Pry (Defensive Coordinator/Associate Head Coach/Linebackers)
  • Joe Moorhead (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)
  • Charles Huff (Running backs/Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Ricky Rahne (Tight ends/Passing Game Coordinator)
  • Josh Gattis (Wide receivers/Offensive Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Terry Smith (Cornerbacks/Defensive Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Tim Banks (Safeties/Co-Defensive Coordinator)
  • Matt Limegrover (Offensive Line)
  • Sean Spencer (Defensive Line/Run Game Coordinator)
  • Dwight Galt (Strength and Conditioning)
  • Joe Brady IV (Graduate Assistant)
  • Tommy Galt (Graduate Assistant)
  • Andrew Jackson (Graduate Assistant)
  • Ryan Smith (Graduate Assistant)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Players[edit | edit source]

Awards
Player Award Date Awarded Ref.
Marcus Allen Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week October 3, 2016 [3]
Saquon Barkley Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week October 10, 2016 [4]
Brandon Smith Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week October 10, 2016 [4]
Brandon Bell Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week October 24, 2016 [5]
Marcus Allen Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week October 24, 2016 [5]
Grant Haley Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week October 24, 2016 [5]
Saquon Barkley Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week October 31, 2016 [6]
Connor McGovern Big Ten Freshman of the Week November 7, 2016 [7]
Tyler Davis Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week November 21, 2016 [8]
Trace McSorley Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week November 29, 2016 [9]
Saquon Barkley Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year November 30, 2016 [10]
Saquon Barkley Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year November 29, 2016 [10]
Saquon Barkley Chicago Tribune Silver Football December 7, 2016 [11]

All-Big Ten[12][13]
Player Selection
Saquon Barkley First Team (Coaches & Media)
Tyler Davis First Team (Coaches)
Second Team (Media)
Trace McSorley Second Team (Coaches & Media)
Garrett Sickels Second Team (Coaches)
Third Team (Media)
Evan Schwan Third Team (Coaches & Media)
Jason Cabinda Third Team (Coaches)
Honorable Mention (Media)
Marcus Allen Third Team (Coaches)
Honorable Mention (Media)
Chris Godwin Third Team (Media)
Honorable Mention (Coaches)
Mike Gesicki Second Team (Media)
Honorable Mention (Coaches)
Brandon Bell Honorable Mention (Coaches & Media)
Brian Gaia Honorable Mention (Coaches & Media)
Blake Gillikin Honorable Mention (Coaches & Media)
Parker Cothren Honorable Mention (Coaches)
John Reid Honorable Mention (Coaches & Media)

Coaches[edit | edit source]

Coach Award Date Awarded Ref.
James Franklin Dave McClain Coach of the Year (media vote) November 22, 2016
James Franklin Sporting News College Football Coach of the Year December 7, 2016 [14]

References[edit | edit source]

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  9. "Big Ten Football Players of the Week". www.bigten.org. Big Ten Conference. November 29, 2016. http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/112916aab.html. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Saquon Barkely wins Offensive player of the year & First Team Big Ten". November 30, 2016. http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2016/11/penn_states_saquon_barkley_is_2.html. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  11. Greenstein, Teddy. "Saquon Barkley, J.T. Barrett named winners of Chicago Tribune Silver Football". http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-tribune-silver-football-winners-spt-1209-20161208-story.html. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
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  14. "Penn State's James Franklin is Sporting News Coach of the Year". Sporting News. 2016-12-07. http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/news/james-franklin-coach-of-the-year-penn-state-college-football-playoff-trace-mcsorley/z18kg54h1l3q1medcp2072qqm.

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