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1978 Penn State Nittany Lions Stats

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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

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 11.9 21.5 55.4 163.6 1.1 52.3 184.8 3.5 1.8
Defense 12 11.8 26.8 43.9 137.0 0.5 34.0 49.9 1.5 0.3
Difference +0.1 -5.3 +11.5 +26.6 +0.6 +18.3 +134.9 +2.0 +1.5

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Chuck Fusina 137 242 56.6 1859 7.7 6.4 11 12 126.2
2 Tony Capozzoli 5 12 41.7 86 7.2 6.8 2 1 140.2
3 Dayle Tate 1 3 33.3 18 6.0 -9.0 0 1 17.1
4 Bob Bassett 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Matt Suhey 184 720 3.9 7 10 111 11.1 1 194 831 4.3 8
2 Booker Moore 143 602 4.2 6 14 71 5.1 0 157 673 4.3 6
3 Mike Guman 91 351 3.9 2 18 181 10.1 1 109 532 4.9 3
4 Bob Torrey 76 337 4.4 1 3 21 7.0 0 79 358 4.5 1
5 Chuck Fusina 51 -116 -2.3 2 51 -116 -2.3 2
6 Joel Coles 43 173 4.0 1 6 43 7.2 0 49 216 4.4 1
7 Anthony Alguero 15 76 5.1 1 15 76 5.1 1
8 Leo McClelland 14 58 4.1 1 14 58 4.1 1
9 Tom Donovan 5 19 3.8 0 11 224 20.4 1 16 243 15.2 1
10 Tony Capozzoli 2 -6 -3.0 0 2 -6 -3.0 0
11 Mike Meade 1 10 10.0 0 1 10 10.0 0
12 Dayle Tate 1 6 6.0 0 1 6 6.0 0
13 Irv Pankey 1 4 4.0 0 10 105 10.5 0 11 109 9.9 0
14 Bob Bassett 1 -16 -16.0 0 15 285 19.0 2 16 269 16.8 2
15 Scott Fitzkee 37 630 17.0 6 37 630 17.0 6
16 Brad Scovill 14 205 14.6 1 14 205 14.6 1
17 Ron LaPointe 2 20 10.0 0 2 20 10.0 0
18 Kip Vernaglia 1 33 33.0 1 1 33 33.0 1
19 Vyto Kab 1 18 18.0 0 1 18 18.0 0
20 Tracy Hall 1 16 16.0 0 1 16 16.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Pete Harris 10 155 15.5 0
2 Karl McCoy 5 38 7.6 0
3 Lance Mehl 4 35 8.8 0
4 Rich Milot 3 30 10.0 0
5 Joe Lally 2 22 11.0 0
6 Joe Diminick 1 0 0.0 0
7 Mike Gilsenan 1 0 0.0 0
8 Gene Gladys 1 6 6.0 0
9 Tony Petruccio 1 4 4.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Matt Suhey 5 103 20.6 0 13 197 15.2 1
2 Booker Moore 5 102 20.4 0
3 Joel Coles 5 98 19.6 0 1 10 10.0 0
4 Tom Donovan 3 88 29.3 0 1 16 16.0 0
5 Mike Guman 2 27 13.5 0 24 255 10.6 1
6 Terry Rakowsky 2 54 27.0 0
7 Scott Hettinger 2 12 6.0 0
8 Mickey Uruquhart 1 32 32.0 0
9 Joe Lally 1 12 12.0 0
10 Joe Diminick 1 3 3.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Matt Bahr 31 31 100.0 22 27 81.5 97
2 Herb Menhardt 5 5 100.0
3 Scott Fitzkee 65 2335 35.9
4 Greg Jones 4 165 41.3
5 Giuseppe Harris 2 78 39.0