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1973 Penn State Nittany Lions Stats

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Record: 12-0, 1.000 W-L% (1st of 129) ▪ Rank: 5th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (12-0)

PS/G: 37.2 (5th of 129) ▪ PA/G: 10.8 (7th of 129)
SRS: 22.77 (7th of 129) ▪ SOS: 4.53 (50th of 129)

Bowl Game: Won Orange Bowl 16-9 versus Louisiana State

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 7.8 15.3 50.8 129.3 1.2 53.6 249.5 4.7 3.2
Defense 12 9.4 21.8 43.1 117.1 0.6 35.6 70.7 2.0 0.5
Difference -1.6 -6.5 +7.7 +12.2 +0.6 +18.0 +178.8 +2.7 +2.7

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Tom Shuman 83 161 51.6 1375 8.5 8.8 13 5 143.7
2 Dick Barvinchak 8 15 53.3 163 10.9 6.2 1 2 139.9
3 John Clark 1 4 25.0 -3 -0.8 -0.8 0 0 18.7
4 John Cappelletti 1 2 50.0 17 8.5 8.5 0 0 121.4
5 Woody Petchel 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 John Cappelletti 286 1522 5.3 17 6 69 11.5 0 292 1591 5.4 17
2 Bob Nagle 77 343 4.5 7 3 19 6.3 0 80 362 4.5 7
3 Tom Donchez 58 299 5.2 2 3 32 10.7 0 61 331 5.4 2
4 Tom Shuman 44 -42 -1.0 2 44 -42 -1.0 2
5 Walt Addie 43 311 7.2 2 1 10 10.0 0 44 321 7.3 2
6 Woody Petchel 34 143 4.2 0 34 143 4.2 0
7 Rusty Boyle 28 125 4.5 2 1 -3 -3.0 0 29 122 4.2 2
8 Dick Barvinchak 21 33 1.6 1 21 33 1.6 1
9 John Huttenberger 19 93 4.9 1 19 93 4.9 1
10 Duane Taylor 16 44 2.8 1 16 44 2.8 1
11 Chuck Herd 5 20 4.0 0 10 197 19.7 5 15 217 14.5 5
12 John Clark 5 -16 -3.2 1 5 -16 -3.2 1
13 Mike Pirogowicz 4 16 4.0 1 4 16 4.0 1
14 Jim Scott 2 24 12.0 0 8 150 18.8 2 10 174 17.4 2
15 Jim Eaise 1 1 1.0 0 5 92 18.4 1 6 93 15.5 1
16 Dan Natale 78 1 21 359 17.1 2 21 437 20.8 3
17 Gary Hayman 30 525 17.5 3 30 525 17.5 3
18 Dave Bland 3 85 28.3 1 3 85 28.3 1
19 Jerry Jeram 1 22 22.0 0 1 22 22.0 0
20 John Nessel 1 -5 -5.0 0 1 -5 -5.0 0