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1981 Penn State Nittany Lions Stats

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (8th of 137) ▪ Rank: 3rd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (10-2)

PS/G: 30.9 (10th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 13.5 (20th of 137)
SRS: 25.02 (1st of 137) ▪ SOS: 11.86 (1st of 137)

Bowl Game: Won Fiesta Bowl 26-10 versus Southern California

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 9.5 19.2 49.6 143.8 1.2 45.8 224.9 4.9 2.3
Defense 12 11.8 26.0 45.2 155.2 1.1 39.3 124.5 3.2 0.3
Difference -2.3 -6.8 +4.4 -11.4 +0.1 +6.5 +100.4 +1.7 +2.0

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Todd Blackledge 104 207 50.2 1557 7.5 5.6 12 14 119.0
2 Frank Rocco 6 12 50.0 72 6.0 3.9 1 1 111.2
3 Doug Strang 3 9 33.3 45 5.0 0.0 0 1 53.1
4 Ken Kelley 1 1 100.0 51 51.0 71.0 1 0 858.4
5 Tom Barr 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 Curt Warner 171 1044 6.1 8 9 106 11.8 0 180 1150 6.4 8
2 Jon Williams 142 667 4.7 6 17 180 10.6 1 159 847 5.3 7
3 Mike Meade 100 475 4.8 5 4 5 1.3 0 104 480 4.6 5
4 Todd Blackledge 45 19 0.4 5 45 19 0.4 5
5 Tom Barr 29 157 5.4 0 2 7 3.5 0 31 164 5.3 0
6 Tony Mumford 27 125 4.6 1 27 125 4.6 1
7 Joel Coles 17 109 6.4 2 2 10 5.0 0 19 119 6.3 2
8 Frank Rocco 9 7 0.8 0 9 7 0.8 0
9 Kenny Jackson 6 92 15.3 0 19 440 23.2 6 25 532 21.3 6
10 Steve Costantino 1 4 4.0 0 1 4 4.0 0
11 Bill Emerson 1 1 1.0 0 1 1 1.0 0
12 Chris Sydnor 1 -1 -1.0 0 1 -1 -1.0 0
13 Gregg Garrity 23 415 18.0 1 23 415 18.0 1
14 Mike McCloskey 20 308 15.4 3 20 308 15.4 3
15 Vyto Kab 7 84 12.0 1 7 84 12.0 1
16 Ron Heller 4 38 9.5 0 4 38 9.5 0
17 Tim Robinson 3 55 18.3 1 3 55 18.3 1
18 Eric Hamilton 1 51 51.0 1 1 51 51.0 1
19 Mike O'Donnell 1 10 10.0 0 1 10 10.0 0
20 Pat Monroe 1 10 10.0 0 1 10 10.0 0
21 Kevin Baugh 1 6 6.0 0 1 6 6.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Roger Jackson 5 19 3.8 0
2 Mark Robinson 3 108 36.0 0
3 Paul Lankford 2 63 31.5 0
4 Matt Bradley 1 3 3.0 0
5 Greg Gattuso 1 0 0.0 0
6 Harry Hamilton 1 0 0.0 0
7 Giuseppe Harris 1 15 15.0 0
8 Jeff Hochberg 1 4 4.0 0
9 Joe Kraus 1 0 0.0 0
10 Ed Pryts 1 10 10.0 0
11 Mike Suter 1 12 12.0 0
12 John Walter 1 15 15.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Kevin Baugh 11 177 16.1 0 10 101 10.1 0
2 Jon Williams 8 133 16.6 0 2 12 6.0 0
3 Curt Warner 5 79 15.8 0
4 Harry Hamilton 2 64 32.0 0
5 Jeff Bergstrom 1 0 0.0 0
6 Mark Robinson 8 44 5.5 0
7 Roger Jackson 3 28 9.3 0
8 Giuseppe Harris 1 33 33.0 0
9 Dan Biondi 1 28 28.0 0
10 Kenny Jackson 1 0 0.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Brian Franco 36 37 97.3 15 21 71.4 81
2 Nick Gancitano 0 1 0.0
3 Ralph Giacomarro 55 2395 43.5
4 George Reynolds 1 43 43.0