1992 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1992 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State text logo.svg
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 24
1992 record 7–5
Head coach Joe Paterno (27th season)
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
← 1991
1993 →
1992 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Notre Dame         10 1 1
Southern Miss         7 4 0
Penn State         7 5 0
Memphis         6 5 0
Army         5 6 0
East Carolina         5 6 0
Louisiana Tech         5 6 0
Louisville         5 6 0
Northern Illinois         5 6 0
Tulsa         4 7 0
Cincinnati         3 8 0
Arkansas State         2 9 0
Southwestern Louisiana         2 9 0
Tulane         2 9 0
Navy         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1992 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1992 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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 at Cincinnati No. 8 Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH W 24–20   29,099
September 12 Temple No. 10 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 49–8   94,892
September 19 Eastern Michigan No. 10 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 52–7   94,578
September 26 Maryland No. 9 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) W 49–13   95,891
October 3 at Rutgers No. 8 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 38–24   72,203
October 10 No. 2 Miami (FL) No. 7 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 14–17   96,704
October 17 No. 20 Boston Collegedagger No. 9 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC L 32–35   96,130
October 24 at West Virginia No. 14 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Rivalry) ABC W 40–26   66,663
October 31 at BYU No. 14 Cougar StadiumProvo, UT L 17–30   66,016
November 14 at No. 8 Notre Dame No. 22 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC L 16–17   59,075
November 21 Pittsburgh No. 23 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) ESPN W 57–13   91,000
January 1, 1993 vs. No. 13 Stanford No. 21 Joe Robbie StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Blockbuster Bowl) CBS L 3–24   45,554
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

1992 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 20 Anderson, RichieRichie Anderson Sr
RB 2 Archie, MikeMike Archie Fr
TE 81 Brady, KyleKyle Brady So
T 67 Burger, ToddTodd Burger Sr
RB 32 Carter, Ki-JanaKi-Jana Carter Fr
QB 12 Collins, KerryKerry Collins So
TE 18 Drayton, TroyTroy Drayton Sr
G 57 Gerak, JohnJohn Gerak Sr
C 66 Huntington, GregGreg Huntington Sr
WR 24 McDuffie, O. J.O. J. McDuffie Sr
C 60 Greeley, BuckyBucky Greeley So
G 50 Hartings, JeffJeff Hartings Fr
RB 29 O'Neal, BrianBrian O'Neal Jr
T 71 Rucci, ToddTodd Rucci Sr
QB 9 Sacca, JohnJohn Sacca Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 46 Forbes, MarlonMarlon Forbes So
LB 16 Gelzheiser, BrianBrian Gelzheiser So
LB 58 Givens, ReggieReggie Givens Sr
DT 97 Jackson, TyokaTyoka Jackson Jr
LB 99 McKenzie, RichRich McKenzie Sr
LB 15 Yeboah-Kodie, FrankFrank Yeboah-Kodie Jr
LB 43 Yeboah-Kodie, PhilPhil Yeboah-Kodie So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

NFL Draft[edit]

Eight Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1993 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 25 25 O.J. McDuffie Wide receiver Miami Dolphins
2nd 10 39 Troy Drayton Tight end Los Angeles Rams
2nd 22 51 Todd Rucci Offensive tackle New England Patriots
3rd 1 57 John Gerak Offensive guard Minnesota Vikings
5th 16 128 Greg Huntington Center Washington Redskins
6th 4 144 Richie Anderson Running back New York Jets
6th 13 153 Rich McKenzie Linebacker Cleveland Browns
8th 17 213 Reggie Givens Linebacker Dallas Cowboys

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1990-1994)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.