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1985 Penn State Nittany Lions Stats

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (3rd of 110) ▪ Rank: 3rd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (11-1)

PS/G: 22.9 (49th of 110) ▪ PA/G: 12.8 (9th of 110)
SRS: 16.20 (10th of 110) ▪ SOS: 5.62 (16th of 110)

Bowl Game: Lost Orange Bowl 25-10 versus Oklahoma

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 9.4 20.7 45.6 122.3 0.8 42.4 171.6 4.0 1.4
Defense 12 13.3 26.9 49.5 144.3 0.4 38.4 134.9 3.5 0.7
Difference -3.9 -6.2 -3.9 -22.0 +0.4 +4.0 +36.7 +0.5 +0.7

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 John Shaffer 103 228 45.2 1366 6.0 4.7 8 10 98.3
2 Matt Knizner 10 19 52.6 101 5.3 4.0 1 1 104.1
3 D.J. Dozier 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 D.J. Dozier 154 723 4.7 4 14 87 6.2 1 168 810 4.8 5
2 Steve Smith 86 421 4.9 3 13 126 9.7 1 99 547 5.5 4
3 Tim Manoa 77 380 4.9 3 6 42 7.0 0 83 422 5.1 3
4 David Clark 57 338 5.9 0 7 35 5.0 0 64 373 5.8 0
5 John Shaffer 51 -43 -0.8 4 51 -43 -0.8 4
6 Kevin Woods 32 91 2.8 2 3 6 2.0 0 35 97 2.8 2
7 Matt Knizner 16 10 0.6 1 16 10 0.6 1
8 Blair Thomas 14 42 3.0 0 14 42 3.0 0
9 Eufard Cooper 12 44 3.7 0 12 44 3.7 0
10 Michael Timpson 6 52 8.7 0 12 208 17.3 0 18 260 14.4 0
11 Keith Radecic 1 6 6.0 0 1 6 6.0 0
12 John Hornyak 1 0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 0
13 John Toogood 1 -5 -5.0 0 1 -5 -5.0 0
14 Ray Roundtree 15 285 19.0 2 15 285 19.0 2
15 Eric Hamilton 13 199 15.3 1 13 199 15.3 1
16 Dean DiMidio 12 218 18.2 0 12 218 18.2 0
17 Darrell Giles 9 111 12.3 1 9 111 12.3 1
18 Brian Siverling 5 120 24.0 1 5 120 24.0 1
19 Bob Williams 3 20 6.7 2 3 20 6.7 2
20 Mike Alexander 1 10 10.0 0 1 10 10.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Ray Isom 4 39 9.8 0
2 Rogers Alexander 3 44 14.7 0
3 Duffy Cobbs 3 0 0.0 0
4 Michael Zordich 3 38 12.7 1
5 Lance Hamilton 2 33 16.5 0
6 Pete Giftopoulos 1 25 25.0 0
7 Mike Russo 1 21 21.0 1
8 Gary Wilkerson 1 0 0.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Jim Coates 15 345 23.0 0 20 132 6.6 0
2 Blair Thomas 9 217 24.1 0
3 Eufard Cooper 1 7 7.0 0
4 Michael Timpson 13 164 12.6 0
5 Matt Johnson 1 4 4.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Massimo Manca 28 28 100.0 21 26 80.8 91
2 John Bruno 60 2575 42.9