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Penn State Nittany Lions Football History, Records and Database

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James Franklin
James Franklin
Head Coach
First Year: 2014
School: Penn State
Nickname: Nittany Lions
Current Conference: Big Ten
Former Conference(s): Independent
Location: State College, Pennsylvania
First year of football: 1881

STADIUM

Name: Beaver
Year built: 1960
Capacity: 107,282
Playing Surface: Grass
Beaver Stadium

PENN STATE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

YEARCHAMPION(S)CONFERENCE
2016Penn StateBig Ten
1994Penn StateBig Ten

PENN STATE YEAR BY YEAR SCHEDULES AND SCORES


Penn State Football Schedules & Scores 1889-2019
1890s1900s1910s1920s1930s1940s1950s
1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s
Penn State Nittany Lions Football Database

PENN STATE BOWL RECORD

SCHOOLWINSLOSSESTIESTOTAL PLAYEDWIN %
Penn State30182500.620

PENN STATE BOWL HISTORY

BOWLDATEWINNERPOINTSLOSERPOINTS
Cotton28-Dec-19Penn State53Memphis39
Citrus01-Jan-19Kentucky27Penn State24
Fiesta30-Dec-17Penn State35Washington28
Gator02-Jan-16Georgia24Penn State17
Pinstripe27-Dec-14Penn State31Boston College30
Heart of Dallas02-Jan-12Houston30Penn State14
Outback01-Jan-11Florida37Penn State24
Citrus01-Jan-10Penn State19LSU17
Alamo29-Dec-07Penn State24Texas A&M17
Outback01-Jan-07Penn State20Tennessee10
Orange03-Jan-06Penn State26Florida State23
Citrus01-Jan-03Auburn13Penn State9
Alamo28-Dec-99Penn State24Texas A&M0
Outback01-Jan-99Penn State26Kentucky14
Citrus01-Jan-98Florida21Penn State6
Fiesta01-Jan-97Penn State38Texas15
Outback01-Jan-96Penn State43Auburn14
Citrus01-Jan-94Penn State31Tennessee13
Russell Athletic01-Jan-93Stanford24Penn State3
Fiesta01-Jan-92Penn State42Tennessee17
Russell Athletic28-Dec-90Florida State24Penn State17
Holiday29-Dec-89Penn State50Brigham Young39
Citrus01-Jan-88Clemson35Penn State10
Fiesta02-Jan-87Penn State14Miami (Fla.)10
Orange01-Jan-86Oklahoma25Penn State10
Aloha Classic26-Dec-83Penn State13Washington10
Sugar01-Jan-83Penn State27Georgia23
Fiesta01-Jan-82Penn State26Southern California10
Fiesta26-Dec-80Penn State31Ohio State19
Liberty22-Dec-79Penn State9Tulane6
Sugar01-Jan-79Alabama14Penn State7
Fiesta25-Dec-77Penn State42Arizona State30
Gator27-Dec-76Notre Dame20Penn State9
Sugar31-Dec-75Alabama13Penn State6
Cotton01-Jan-75Penn State41Baylor20
Orange01-Jan-74Penn State16LSU9
Sugar31-Dec-72Oklahoma14Penn State0
Cotton01-Jan-72Penn State30Texas6
Orange01-Jan-70Penn State10Missouri3
Orange01-Jan-69Penn State15Kansas14
Gator30-Dec-67Penn State17Florida State17
Gator29-Dec-62Florida17Penn State7
Gator30-Dec-61Penn State30Georgia Tech15
Liberty17-Dec-60Penn State41Oregon12
Liberty19-Dec-59Penn State7Alabama0
Cotton01-Jan-48Penn State13SMU13
Rose01-Jan-23Southern California14Penn State3

PENN STATE AP FINISHES

YEARRANKINGTEAM
19474Penn State
194818Penn State
195420Penn State
195912Penn State
196016Penn State
196117Penn State
19629Penn State
196710Penn State
19682Penn State
19692Penn State
197018Penn State
19715Penn State
197210Penn State
19735Penn State
19747Penn State
197510Penn State
19775Penn State
19784Penn State
197920Penn State
19808Penn State
19813Penn State
19821Penn State
19853Penn State
19861Penn State
198915Penn State
199011Penn State
19913Penn State
19938Penn State
19942Penn State
199513Penn State
19967Penn State
199716Penn State
199817Penn State
199911Penn State
200216Penn State
20053Penn State
200624Penn State
20088Penn State
20099Penn State
20167Penn State
20178Penn State
201817Penn State
20199Penn State

PENN STATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

YearCHAMPIONS
1994Florida State: Dunkel
Nebraska: Alderson, AP, Berryman, Billingsley, FACT*, FB News, FW, National Championship Foundation*, Sagarin (ELO-Chess)*, Sporting News, UPI, USA/CNN, USA/NFF
Penn State: DeVold, Eck, FACT*, Matthews, National Championship Foundation*, NY Times, Sagarin*
1982Nebraska: Berryman
Penn State: AP, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, FACT, FB News, Football Research, FW, Helms*, Litkenhous, Matthews, National Championship Foundation, NFF, NY Times, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess), Sporting News, UPI, USA/CNN
SMU: Helms*
1981Clemson: AP, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, FACT, FB News, Football Research, FW, Helms, Litkenhous, Matthews, National Championship Foundation*, NFF, NY Times, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess), Sporting News, UPI
Nebraska: National Championship Foundation*
Penn State: Dunkel
Pittsburgh: National Championship Foundation*
SMU: National Championship Foundation*
Texas: National Championship Foundation*
1969Ohio State: Matthews
Penn State: FACT*, Sagarin (ELO-Chess)*
Texas: AP, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, FACT*, FB News, Football Research, FW, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, NFF, Poling, Sagarin*, UPI
1912Harvard: Billingsley, Helms, Houlgate, National Championship Foundation*, Parke Davis
Penn State: National Championship Foundation*
1911Minnesota: Billingsley
Penn State: National Championship Foundation*
Princeton: Billingsley MOV, Helms, Houlgate, National Championship Foundation*, Parke Davis

PENN STATE HEAD COACHES

Year(s)CoachYearsGamesWinLossTieWin %School
1896-1898Samuel Newton326121400.462Penn State
1899-1899Sam Boyle1104600.4Penn State
1900-1902Pop Golden329161210.569Penn State
1903-1903Daniel Reed185300.625Penn State
1904-1908Tom Fennell551331710.657Penn State
1909-1914Bill Hollenback54128940.732Penn State
1910-1910Jack Hollenback185210.688Penn State
1915-1917Dick Harlow32820800.714Penn State
1918-1929Hugo Bezdek121066530110.665Penn State
1930-1948Bob Higgins191599157110.607Penn State
1949-1949Joe Bedenk195400.556Penn State
1950-1965Rip Engle161561044840.679Penn State
1966-2011Joe Paterno4654840913630.749Penn State
2011-2011Tom Bradley141300.25Penn State
2012-2013Bill O'Brien22415900.625Penn State
2014-2019James Franklin679562300.709Penn State

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