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1978 Penn State Nittany Lions Schedule and Results

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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

AP Poll Summary

Pre 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
3 5 3 5 5 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 4

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 1, 1978 Fri (3) Penn State @ Temple Ind W 10 7 1 0 0 W 1
2 Sep 9, 1978 Sat (3) Penn State Rutgers Ind W 26 10 2 0 0 W 2
3 Sep 16, 1978 Sat (5) Penn State @ (6) Ohio State Big Ten W 19 0 3 0 0 W 3
4 Sep 23, 1978 Sat (3) Penn State Southern Methodist SWC W 26 21 4 0 0 W 4
5 Sep 30, 1978 Sat (5) Penn State Texas Christian SWC W 58 0 5 0 0 W 5
6 Oct 7, 1978 Sat (5) Penn State @ Kentucky SEC W 30 0 6 0 0 W 6
7 Oct 21, 1978 Sat (2) Penn State Syracuse Ind W 45 15 7 0 0 W 7
8 Oct 28, 1978 Sat (2) Penn State @ West Virginia Ind W 49 21 8 0 0 W 8
9 Nov 4, 1978 Sat (2) Penn State (5) Maryland ACC W 27 3 9 0 0 W 9
10 Nov 11, 1978 Sat (2) Penn State North Carolina State ACC W 19 10 10 0 0 W 10
11 Nov 25, 1978 Sat (1) Penn State (15) Pittsburgh Ind W 17 10 11 0 0 W 11
12 Jan 1, 1979 Mon (1) Penn State N (2) Alabama SEC L 7 14 11 1 0 L 1 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)