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1968 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 166-132-4, .556 W-L% (2nd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -1.30 (7th of 12) ▪ SOS: -2.85 (7th of 12)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Penn State and Syracuse)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Houston, Notre Dame and Penn State)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Penn State 11 0 0 1.000 32.2 10.9 20.18 3.37
Rutgers 8 2 0 .800 27.6 18.2 0.15 -8.25
West Texas A&M 8 2 0 .800 29.9 16.3 -0.02 -10.52
Notre Dame 7 2 1 .750 37.6 17.0 18.66 4.56
Florida State 8 3 0 .727 28.0 19.2 12.37 5.37
Air Force 7 3 0 .700 25.1 15.6 7.17 -1.04
Army 7 3 0 .700 27.0 13.7 13.65 2.75
Buffalo 7 3 0 .700 19.5 18.3 -9.34 -11.54
Houston 6 2 2 .700 42.5 15.4 16.36 5.26
Tampa 7 3 0 .700 20.9 16.2 -6.93 -11.63
Utah State 7 3 0 .700 24.7 14.2 -0.65 -9.35
Boston College 6 3 0 .667 28.1 21.8 2.10 -3.79
Virginia Tech 7 4 0 .636 21.8 15.0 7.85 2.94
Pacific 6 4 0 .600 17.9 15.8 -5.54 -7.24
Syracuse 6 4 0 .600 25.2 15.4 6.65 0.55
Villanova 6 4 0 .600 24.2 18.2 -5.74 -8.24
Xavier 6 4 0 .600 19.7 20.4 -9.55 -9.85
Colgate 5 5 0 .500 20.8 22.0 -9.10 -8.30
Dayton 5 5 0 .500 22.2 16.5 -6.63 -8.43
Idaho 5 5 0 .500 24.6 30.1 -7.11 -6.81
Miami (FL) 5 5 0 .500 16.1 13.1 7.39 6.89
New Mexico State 5 5 0 .500 22.8 24.4 -12.62 -11.92
Georgia Tech 4 6 0 .400 15.8 26.3 -0.20 7.50
Southern Mississippi 4 6 0 .400 22.8 23.1 -6.31 -4.51
Holy Cross 3 6 1 .350 17.9 24.7 -10.00 -5.30
San Jose State 3 7 0 .300 14.8 40.3 -17.47 -5.07
Navy 2 8 0 .200 13.6 30.3 -5.24 7.76
Northern Illinois 2 8 0 .200 15.4 25.8 -20.08 -10.48
Tulane 2 8 0 .200 16.3 30.0 -7.82 3.48
Pittsburgh 1 9 0 .100 9.9 39.3 -11.26 6.34

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Penn State 8 10 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2
Notre Dame 3 3 2 5 5 6 5 12 12 9 10 9 7 5
Houston   11 10 12 11     15 13 14 11 10 18 18
Florida State         19   20 18         19  
Miami (FL) 20 19 15 13   12 9              
Syracuse 19       15 11 10              

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1969-01-01 Orange Bowl Penn State 15 Kansas 14 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1968-12-30 Peach Bowl Louisiana State 31 Florida State 27 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1968-12-14 Liberty Bowl Mississippi 34 Virginia Tech 17 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)