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1977 Penn State Nittany Lions Stats

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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

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 12.3 21.4 57.2 190.5 1.4 50.7 196.7 3.9 1.8
Defense 12 11.9 23.7 50.4 158.4 42.8 113.0 2.6
Difference +0.4 -2.3 +6.8 +32.1 +1.4 +7.9 +83.7 +1.3 +1.8

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Chuck Fusina 142 246 57.7 2221 9.0 8.6 15 9 146.4
2 Tony Capozzoli 5 11 45.5 65 5.9 5.5 2 1 136.9

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Steve Geise 143 550 3.8 5 15 189 12.6 0 158 739 4.7 5
2 Matt Suhey 139 638 4.6 8 12 101 8.4 0 151 739 4.9 8
3 Bob Torrey 78 456 5.8 2 4 22 5.5 0 82 478 5.8 2
4 Ed Guthrie 58 194 3.3 1 5 101 20.2 2 63 295 4.7 3
5 Booker Moore 54 208 3.9 1 2 -4 -2.0 0 56 204 3.6 1
6 Mike Guman 40 135 3.4 3 14 140 10.0 2 54 275 5.1 5
7 Chuck Fusina 29 -53 -1.8 1 29 -53 -1.8 1
8 Anthony Alguero 26 111 4.3 0 26 111 4.3 0
9 Jimmy Cefalo 16 72 4.5 1 28 507 18.1 5 44 579 13.2 6
10 Duane Taylor 8 48 6.0 0 8 48 6.0 0
11 Greg Riel 7 15 2.1 0 7 15 2.1 0
12 Tony Capozzoli 6 -28 -4.7 0 6 -28 -4.7 0
13 Kevin Thrower 3 7 2.3 0 3 7 2.3 0
14 John Walsh 1 6 6.0 0 1 6 6.0 0
15 Joe Navin 1 1 1.0 0 1 1 1.0 0
16 Mickey Shuler 33 600 18.2 1 33 600 18.2 1
17 Scott Fitzkee 18 372 20.7 4 18 372 20.7 4
18 Bob Bassett 12 191 15.9 2 12 191 15.9 2
19 Kip Vernaglia 2 40 20.0 0 2 40 20.0 0
20 Ron LaPointe 2 27 13.5 1 2 27 13.5 1

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Tom DePaso 2 7 3.5 0
2 Pete Harris 2 0 0.0 0
3 Ron Hostetler 2 0 0.0 0
4 Gary Petercuskie 2 11 5.5 0
5 Bruce Clark 1 21 21.0 0
6 Gene Gladys 1 0 0.0 0
7 Scott Hettinger 1 16 16.0 0
8 Doug Hostetler 1 18 18.0 0
9 Neil Hutton 1 0 0.0 0
10 Matt Millen 1 9 9.0 0
11 Fred Ragucci 1 0 0.0 0
12 Randy Sidler 1 1 1.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Booker Moore 6 155 25.8 0
2 Steve Geise 4 67 16.8 0
3 Matt Suhey 3 48 16.0 0
4 Jimmy Cefalo 2 46 23.0 0 18 247 13.7 2
5 Bob Torrey 2 18 9.0 0
6 Mike Guman 1 22 22.0 0 6 96 16.0 1
7 Neil Hutton 1 17 17.0 0 5 22 4.4 0
8 Randy Sidler 2 30 15.0 0
9 Scott Hettinger 1 -2 -2.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Matt Bahr 39 41 95.1 14 24 58.3 81
2 Brian Franco 1 1 100.0
3 Scott Fitzkee 44 1699 38.6
4 Pete Harris 5 182 36.4
5 Tony Capozzoli 2 71 35.5