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1959 Penn State Nittany Lions Stats

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Record: 9-2, .818 W-L% (9th of 112) ▪ Rank: 12th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Rip Engle (9-2)

PS/G: 23.8 (12th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 10.2 (19th of 112)
SRS: 13.24 (15th of 112) ▪ SOS: 3.24 (48th of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Liberty Bowl 7-0 versus Alabama

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 11 7.0 14.6 47.8 105.8 0.6 45.7 189.5 4.1 2.5
Defense 11 6.6 16.6 39.9 98.2 0.4 38.6 143.0 3.7 0.9
Difference +0.4 -2.0 +7.9 +7.6 +0.2 +7.1 +46.5 +0.4 +1.6

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Richie Lucas 58 117 49.6 913 7.8 5.6 5 8 115.5
2 Galen Hall 18 36 50.0 220 6.1 6.0 2 1 114.1
3 Jon Lang 0 3 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
4 Dick Hoak 1 2 50.0 31 15.5 15.5 0 0 180.2
5 Dick Pae 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
6 Harry Finkelston 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
7 Ed Caye 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Richie Lucas 99 325 3.3 6 99 325 3.3 6
2 Dick Hoak 68 237 3.5 4 14 167 11.9 0 82 404 4.9 4
3 Jim Kerr 67 320 4.8 4 9 122 13.6 1 76 442 5.8 5
4 Pat Botula 64 209 3.3 3 2 10 5.0 0 66 219 3.3 3
5 Sam Sobczak 49 190 3.9 2 3 43 14.3 0 52 233 4.5 2
6 Dick Pae 38 178 4.7 3 5 46 9.2 0 43 224 5.2 3
7 Galen Hall 31 132 4.3 0 31 132 4.3 0
8 Ed Caye 27 129 4.8 1 7 58 8.3 0 34 187 5.5 1
9 Roger Kochman 15 167 11.1 2 15 167 11.1 2
10 Dennis Schaeffer 15 55 3.7 3 45 15.0 0 18 100 5.6 0
11 Tony Wayne 10 45 4.5 1 1 13 13.0 0 11 58 5.3 1
12 Jack Urban 8 86 10.8 1 1 14 14.0 1 9 100 11.1 2
13 Bob Ghigiarelli 6 -9 -1.5 6 -9 -1.5 0
14 Jon Lang 4 0 0.0 4 0 0.0 0
15 Harry Finkelston 2 20 10.0 2 20 10.0 0
16 Norman Neff 12 167 13.9 2 12 167 13.9 2
17 Henry Opperman 11 212 19.3 0 11 212 19.3 0
18 John Bozick 6 168 28.0 2 6 168 28.0 2
19 Bob Mitinger 2 81 40.5 1 2 81 40.5 1
20 Dave Truitt 1 18 18.0 0 1 18 18.0 0