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1978 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (2nd of 138) ▪ Rank: 4th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (11-1)

PS/G: 27.8 (18th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 9.2 (3rd of 138)
SRS: 21.91 (4th of 138) ▪ SOS: 7.08 (33rd of 138)

Bowl Game: Lost Sugar Bowl 14-7 versus Alabama

  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Chuck Fusina* QB 137 Cmp, 242 Att, 1859 Yds, 11 TD
2 Tony Capozzoli QB 5 Cmp, 12 Att, 86 Yds, 2 TD
3 Dayle Tate QB 1 Cmp, 3 Att, 18 Yds, 0 TD
4 Booker Moore* RB 143 Att, 602 Yds, 4.2 Avg
5 Matt Suhey* RB 184 Att, 720 Yds, 3.9 Avg
6 Anthony Alguero RB 15 Att, 76 Yds, 5.1 Avg
7 Joel Coles RB 43 Att, 173 Yds, 4.0 Avg
8 Mike Guman RB 91 Att, 351 Yds, 3.9 Avg
9 Leo McClelland RB 14 Att, 58 Yds, 4.1 Avg
10 Mike Meade RB 1 Att, 10 Yds, 10.0 Avg
11 Bob Torrey RB 76 Att, 337 Yds, 4.4 Avg
12 Tom Donovan* WR 11 Rec, 224 Yds, 20.4 Avg
13 Scott Fitzkee* WR 37 Rec, 630 Yds, 17.0 Avg
14 Bob Bassett WR 15 Rec, 285 Yds, 19.0 Avg
15 Tracy Hall WR 1 Rec, 16 Yds, 16.0 Avg
16 Scott Hettinger WR
17 Kip Vernaglia WR 1 Rec, 33 Yds, 33.0 Avg
18 Irv Pankey* TE 10 Rec, 105 Yds, 10.5 Avg
19 Vyto Kab TE 1 Rec, 18 Yds, 18.0 Avg
20 Ron LaPointe TE 2 Rec, 20 Yds, 10.0 Avg
21 Brad Scovill TE 14 Rec, 205 Yds, 14.6 Avg
22 Chuck Correal* OL
23 Eric Cunningham* OL
24 Keith Dorney* OL
25 Paul Renaud* OL
26 Jim Romano* OL
27 Jim Brown OL
28 Bruce Clark* DL
29 Larry Kubin* DL
30 Joe Lally* DL
31 Matt Millen* DL
32 Greg Jones DL
33 Rick Donaldson* LB
34 Steve Griffiths* LB
35 Lance Mehl* LB
36 Paul Suhey* LB
37 Doug Hostetler LB
38 Micky Urquhart LB
39 Grover Edwards* DB
40 Pete Harris* DB
41 Karl McCoy* DB
42 Tom Wise DB