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Penn State Nittany Lions

Location: University Park, Pennsylvania ▪ Colors: Blue & White
Stadium: Beaver Stadium (cap. 107,282)
Record*: 121 Years, 824-364-37, .688 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 712-364-37 by NCAA.

Conferences: Big Ten and Ind
Conference Champion: 3 Times
Bowls: 44 Bowls, 27-15-2, .636 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 43 Times (Preseason), 40 Times (Final), 591 Weeks (Total)

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121 Years

Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
1 2014 Big Ten 4 2 0 .667 4.36 0.03 James Franklin (4-2)
2 2013 Big Ten 7 5 0 .583 3.40 1.07 Bill O'Brien (7-5)
3 2012 Big Ten 8 4 0 .667 9.70 0.53 Bill O'Brien (8-4)
4 2011 Big Ten 9 4 0 .692 6.47 3.39 12 Joe Paterno (8-1)
Tom Bradley (1-3)
Ticket City Bowl-L W-L-T adjusted to 0-4 by NCAA.
5 2010 Big Ten 7 6 0 .538 2.96 2.65 19 18 Joe Paterno (7-6) Outback Bowl-L W-L-T adjusted to 0-6 by NCAA.
6 2009 Big Ten 11 2 0 .846 13.86 -0.75 9 5 9 Joe Paterno (11-2) Capital One Bowl-W W-L-T adjusted to 0-2 by NCAA.
7 2008 Big Ten 11 2 0 .846 17.82 1.97 22 3 8 Joe Paterno (11-2) Rose Bowl-L W-L-T adjusted to 0-2 by NCAA.
8 2007 Big Ten 9 4 0 .692 9.09 0.32 17 10 Joe Paterno (9-4) Alamo Bowl-W W-L-T adjusted to 0-4 by NCAA.
9 2006 Big Ten 9 4 0 .692 6.89 0.97 19 19 24 Joe Paterno (9-4) Outback Bowl-W W-L-T adjusted to 0-4 by NCAA.
10 2005 Big Ten 11 1 0 .917 20.41 6.91 3 3 Joe Paterno (11-1) Orange Bowl-W W-L-T adjusted to 0-1 by NCAA.
11 2004 Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 3.24 2.24 Joe Paterno (4-7) W-L-T adjusted to 0-7 by NCAA.
12 2003 Big Ten 3 9 0 .250 0.77 4.35 Joe Paterno (3-9) W-L-T adjusted to 0-9 by NCAA.
13 2002 Big Ten 9 4 0 .692 14.59 3.98 24 10 16 Joe Paterno (9-4) Capital One Bowl-L W-L-T adjusted to 0-4 by NCAA.
14 2001 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 5.21 7.39 Joe Paterno (5-6) W-L-T adjusted to 0-6 by NCAA.
15 2000 Big Ten 5 7 0 .417 -0.05 3.71 22 22 Joe Paterno (5-7) W-L-T adjusted to 0-7 by NCAA.
16 1999 Big Ten 10 3 0 .769 17.79 6.25 3 2 11 Joe Paterno (10-3) Alamo Bowl-W W-L-T adjusted to 0-3 by NCAA.
17 1998 Big Ten 9 3 0 .750 13.79 5.29 13 7 17 Joe Paterno (9-3) Outback Bowl-W W-L-T adjusted to 0-3 by NCAA.
18 1997 Big Ten 9 3 0 .750 10.31 2.40 1 1 16 Joe Paterno (9-3) Citrus Bowl-L
19 1996 Big Ten 11 2 0 .846 16.97 4.43 11 3 7 Joe Paterno (11-2) Fiesta Bowl-W
20 1995 Big Ten 9 3 0 .750 17.86 8.28 4 4 13 Joe Paterno (9-3) Hall of Fame Bowl-W
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
21 1994 Big Ten 12 0 0 1.000 26.02 6.77 9 1 2 Joe Paterno (12-0) Rose Bowl-W
22 1993 Big Ten 10 2 0 .833 17.52 5.93 16 7 8 Joe Paterno (10-2) Citrus Bowl-W
23 1992 Ind 7 5 0 .583 7.91 1.58 8 7 Joe Paterno (7-5) Blockbuster Bowl-L
24 1991 Ind 11 2 0 .846 19.90 5.13 7 3 3 Joe Paterno (11-2) Fiesta Bowl-W
25 1990 Ind 9 3 0 .750 14.37 5.87 21 7 11 Joe Paterno (9-3) Blockbuster Bowl-L
26 1989 Ind 8 3 1 .708 11.41 4.83 11 11 15 Joe Paterno (8-3-1) Holiday Bowl-W
27 1988 Ind 5 6 0 .455 7.38 6.29 20 15 Joe Paterno (5-6)
28 1987 Ind 8 4 0 .667 7.26 4.09 11 10 Joe Paterno (8-4) Citrus Bowl-L
29 1986 Ind 12 0 0 1.000 22.16 5.91 6 1 1 Joe Paterno (12-0) Fiesta Bowl-W
30 1985 Ind 11 1 0 .917 16.20 5.62 18 1 3 Joe Paterno (11-1) Orange Bowl-L
31 1984 Ind 6 5 0 .545 5.69 6.78 11 4 Joe Paterno (6-5)
32 1983 Ind 8 4 1 .654 9.81 7.35 4 4 Joe Paterno (8-4-1) Aloha Bowl-W
33 1982 Ind 11 1 0 .917 23.10 10.27 8 1 1 Joe Paterno (11-1) Sugar Bowl-W
34 1981 Ind 10 2 0 .833 25.02 11.86 7 1 3 Joe Paterno (10-2) Fiesta Bowl-W
35 1980 Ind 10 2 0 .833 19.78 9.44 18 5 8 Joe Paterno (10-2) Fiesta Bowl-W
36 1979 Ind 8 4 0 .667 15.58 9.41 5 5 20 Joe Paterno (8-4) Liberty Bowl-W
37 1978 Ind 11 1 0 .917 21.91 7.08 3 1 4 Joe Paterno (11-1) Sugar Bowl-L
38 1977 Ind 11 1 0 .917 22.11 8.52 13 4 5 Joe Paterno (11-1) Fiesta Bowl-W
39 1976 Ind 7 5 0 .583 12.16 7.08 10 7 Joe Paterno (7-5) Gator Bowl-L
40 1975 Ind 9 3 0 .750 17.30 8.47 6 6 10 Joe Paterno (9-3) Sugar Bowl-L
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
41 1974 Ind 10 2 0 .833 15.05 3.30 8 7 7 Joe Paterno (10-2) Cotton Bowl-W
42 1973 Ind 12 0 0 1.000 22.78 4.53 7 5 5 Joe Paterno (12-0) Orange Bowl-W
43 1972 Ind 10 2 0 .833 16.72 4.64 5 5 10 Joe Paterno (10-2) Sugar Bowl-L
44 1971 Ind 11 1 0 .917 19.51 0.59 12 5 5 Joe Paterno (11-1) Cotton Bowl-W
45 1970 Ind 7 3 0 .700 9.54 -0.06 7 4 18 Joe Paterno (7-3)
46 1969 Ind 11 0 0 1.000 21.66 3.29 3 2 2 Joe Paterno (11-0) Orange Bowl-W
47 1968 Ind 11 0 0 1.000 20.18 3.37 8 2 2 Joe Paterno (11-0) Orange Bowl-W
48 1967 Ind 8 2 1 .773 14.62 4.71 10 10 Joe Paterno (8-2-1) Gator Bowl-T
49 1966 Ind 5 5 0 .500 3.66 4.06 Joe Paterno (5-5)
50 1965 Ind 5 5 0 .500 9.44 6.94 Rip Engle (5-5)
51 1964 Ind 6 4 0 .600 12.77 5.87 Rip Engle (6-4)
52 1963 Ind 7 3 0 .700 12.38 6.98 9 Rip Engle (7-3)
53 1962 Ind 9 2 0 .818 15.99 4.54 9 3 9 Rip Engle (9-2) Gator Bowl-L
54 1961 Ind 8 3 0 .727 14.19 4.74 7 7 17 Rip Engle (8-3) Gator Bowl-W
55 1960 Ind 7 3 0 .700 14.98 4.68 19 11 16 Rip Engle (7-3) Liberty Bowl-W
56 1959 Ind 9 2 0 .818 13.24 3.24 7 12 Rip Engle (9-2) Liberty Bowl-W
57 1958 Ind 6 3 1 .650 9.99 1.19 Rip Engle (6-3-1)
58 1957 Ind 6 3 0 .667 5.56 2.12 16 16 Rip Engle (6-3)
59 1956 Ind 6 2 1 .722 12.20 3.09 12 Rip Engle (6-2-1)
60 1955 Ind 5 4 0 .556 -0.33 -1.78 18 Rip Engle (5-4)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
61 1954 Ind 7 2 0 .778 11.19 -0.59 9 20 Rip Engle (7-2)
62 1953 Ind 6 3 0 .667 9.59 4.03 Rip Engle (6-3)
63 1952 Ind 7 2 1 .750 8.87 5.67 15 Rip Engle (7-2-1)
64 1951 Ind 5 4 0 .556 2.55 2.66 Rip Engle (5-4)
65 1950 Ind 5 3 1 .611 -1.15 -1.37 Rip Engle (5-3-1)
66 1949 Ind 5 4 0 .556 5.68 5.90 Joe Bedenk (5-4)
67 1948 Ind 7 1 1 .833 12.89 -0.89 5 18 Bob Higgins (7-1-1)
68 1947 Ind 9 0 1 .950 13.68 -3.12 4 4 Bob Higgins (9-0-1) Cotton Bowl-T
69 1946 Ind 6 2 0 .750 8.97 -1.16 Bob Higgins (6-2)
70 1945 Ind 5 3 0 .625 8.52 0.90 12 Bob Higgins (5-3)
71 1944 Ind 6 3 0 .667 3.84 -1.27 Bob Higgins (6-3)
72 1943 Ind 5 3 1 .611 6.93 1.48 Bob Higgins (5-3-1)
73 1942 Ind 6 1 1 .813 1.97 -1.53 19 19 Bob Higgins (6-1-1)
74 1941 Ind 7 2 0 .778 8.09 -2.36 Bob Higgins (7-2)
75 1940 Ind 6 1 1 .813 6.13 -4.00 16 Bob Higgins (6-1-1)
76 1939 Ind 5 1 2 .750 7.20 1.95 Bob Higgins (5-1-2)
77 1938 Ind 3 4 1 .438 1.65 0.15 Bob Higgins (3-4-1)
78 1937 Ind 5 3 0 .625 4.86 1.61 Bob Higgins (5-3)
79 1936 Ind 3 5 0 .375 0.25 0.50 Bob Higgins (3-5)
80 1935 Ind 4 4 0 .500 -0.70 -1.33 Bob Higgins (4-4)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
81 1934 Ind 4 4 0 .500 2.74 -2.64 Bob Higgins (4-4)
82 1933 Ind 3 3 1 .500 0.80 -4.06 Bob Higgins (3-3-1)
83 1932 Ind 2 5 0 .286 -6.82 -2.11 Bob Higgins (2-5)
84 1931 Ind 2 8 0 .200 -9.24 -0.54 Bob Higgins (2-8)
85 1930 Ind 3 4 2 .444 0.01 -0.32 Bob Higgins (3-4-2)
86 1929 Ind 6 3 0 .667 0.37 -3.52 Hugo Bezdek (6-3)
87 1928 Ind 3 5 1 .389 -2.88 -2.77 Hugo Bezdek (3-5-1)
88 1927 Ind 6 2 1 .722 7.91 -0.76 Hugo Bezdek (6-2-1)
89 1926 Ind 5 4 0 .556 2.34 -0.99 Hugo Bezdek (5-4)
90 1925 Ind 4 4 1 .500 1.78 1.67 Hugo Bezdek (4-4-1)
91 1924 Ind 6 3 1 .650 8.51 0.21 Hugo Bezdek (6-3-1)
92 1923 Ind 6 2 1 .722 12.97 4.19 Hugo Bezdek (6-2-1)
93 1922 Ind 6 4 1 .591 9.50 2.59 Hugo Bezdek (6-4-1) Rose Bowl-L
94 1921 Ind 8 0 2 .900 17.08 1.48 Hugo Bezdek (8-0-2)
95 1920 Ind 7 0 2 .889 16.25 1.92 Hugo Bezdek (7-0-2)
96 1919 Ind 7 1 0 .875 17.04 2.91 Hugo Bezdek (7-1)
97 1918 Ind 1 2 1 .375 -4.44 5.06 Hugo Bezdek (1-2-1)
98 1917 Ind 5 4 0 .556 3.99 -0.90 Dick Harlow (5-4)
99 1916 Ind 8 2 0 .800 9.28 -4.32 Dick Harlow (8-2)
100 1915 Ind 7 2 0 .778 9.11 -0.22 Dick Harlow (7-2)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
101 1914 Ind 5 3 1 .611 2.66 -3.23 Bill Hollenback (5-3-1)
102 1913 Ind 2 6 0 .250 1.50 6.75 Bill Hollenback (2-6)
103 1912 Ind 8 0 0 1.000 17.61 -5.02 Bill Hollenback (8-0)
104 1911 Ind 8 0 1 .944 11.18 -3.05 Bill Hollenback (8-0-1)
105 1910 Ind 5 2 1 .688 9.29 -3.09 Jack Hollenback (5-2-1)
106 1909 Ind 5 0 2 .857 14.45 -0.26 Bill Hollenback (5-0-2)
107 1908 Ind 5 5 0 .500 5.83 0.23 Tom Fennell (5-5)
108 1907 Ind 6 4 0 .600 8.29 0.69 Tom Fennell (6-4)
109 1906 Ind 8 1 1 .850 8.63 -0.17 Tom Fennell (8-1-1)
110 1905 Ind 8 3 0 .727 8.55 -0.90 Tom Fennell (8-3)
111 1904 Ind 6 4 0 .600 5.51 -0.50 Tom Fennell (6-4)
112 1903 Ind 5 3 0 .625 5.01 -1.36 Daniel Reed (5-3)
113 1902 Ind 7 3 0 .700 7.83 -3.67 Pop Golden (7-3)
114 1901 Ind 5 3 0 .625 -1.09 -3.72 Pop Golden (5-3)
115 1900 Ind 4 6 1 .409 -7.31 -2.58 Pop Golden (4-6-1)
116 1899 Ind 4 6 1 .409 -2.23 0.32 Sam Boyle (4-6)
117 1898 Ind 6 4 0 .600 4.76 -0.34 Samuel Newton (6-4)
118 1897 Ind 3 6 0 .333 -1.84 4.05 Samuel Newton (3-6)
119 1896 Ind 3 4 0 .429 -3.45 2.69 Samuel Newton (3-4)
120 1891 Ind 5 2 0 .714 2.22 -7.35
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
121 1889 Ind 2 2 0 .500 -11.05 -5.55