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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


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

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