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1977 Penn State Nittany Lions Schedule and Results

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (1st of 145) ▪ Rank: 5th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (11-1)

PS/G: 33.8 (8th of 145) ▪ PA/G: 16.7 (49th of 145)
SRS: 22.11 (6th of 145) ▪ SOS: 8.52 (16th of 145)

Bowl Game: Won Fiesta Bowl 42-30 versus Arizona State

AP Poll Summary

Pre 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 Final
13 10 5 4 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 8 5

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 2, 1977 Fri (13) Penn State @ Rutgers Ind W 45 7 1 0 0 W 1 East Rutherford, NJ
2 Sep 17, 1977 Sat (10) Penn State (9) Houston SWC W 31 14 2 0 0 W 2
3 Sep 24, 1977 Sat (5) Penn State Maryland ACC W 27 9 3 0 0 W 3
4 Oct 1, 1977 Sat (4) Penn State Kentucky SEC L 20 24 3 1 0 L 1
5 Oct 8, 1977 Sat (10) Penn State Utah State Ind W 16 7 4 1 0 W 1
6 Oct 15, 1977 Sat (10) Penn State @ Syracuse Ind W 31 24 5 1 0 W 2
7 Oct 22, 1977 Sat (10) Penn State West Virginia Ind W 49 28 6 1 0 W 3
8 Oct 29, 1977 Sat (9) Penn State Miami (FL) Ind W 49 7 7 1 0 W 4
9 Nov 5, 1977 Sat (9) Penn State @ North Carolina State ACC W 21 17 8 1 0 W 5
10 Nov 12, 1977 Sat (9) Penn State Temple Ind W 44 7 9 1 0 W 6
11 Nov 26, 1977 Sat (9) Penn State @ (10) Pittsburgh Ind W 15 13 10 1 0 W 7
12 Dec 25, 1977 Sun (8) Penn State @ (15) Arizona State WAC W 42 30 11 1 0 W 8 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)