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1986 Penn State Nittany Lions Schedule and Results

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Record: 12-0, 1.000 W-L% (1st of 105) ▪ Rank: 1st in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (12-0)

PS/G: 28.3 (17th of 105) ▪ PA/G: 11.1 (3rd of 105)
SRS: 22.16 (2nd of 105) ▪ SOS: 5.91 (13th of 105)

Bowl Game: Won Fiesta Bowl 14-10 versus Miami (FL)

AP Poll Summary

Pre 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
6 5 5 7 5 5 6 6 2 2 3 2 2 2 1

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 6, 1986 Sat (6) Penn State Temple Ind W 45 15 1 0 0 W 1
2 Sep 20, 1986 Sat (5) Penn State @ Boston College Ind W 26 14 2 0 0 W 2 Foxboro, MA
3 Sep 27, 1986 Sat (7) Penn State East Carolina Ind W 42 17 3 0 0 W 3
4 Oct 4, 1986 Sat (5) Penn State Rutgers Ind W 31 6 4 0 0 W 4
5 Oct 11, 1986 Sat (5) Penn State Cincinnati Ind W 23 17 5 0 0 W 5
6 Oct 18, 1986 Sat (6) Penn State Syracuse Ind W 42 3 6 0 0 W 6
7 Oct 25, 1986 Sat (6) Penn State @ (2) Alabama SEC W 23 3 7 0 0 W 7
8 Nov 1, 1986 Sat (2) Penn State @ West Virginia Ind W 19 0 8 0 0 W 8
9 Nov 8, 1986 Sat (2) Penn State Maryland ACC W 17 15 9 0 0 W 9
10 Nov 15, 1986 Sat (3) Penn State @ Notre Dame Ind W 24 19 10 0 0 W 10
11 Nov 22, 1986 Sat (2) Penn State Pittsburgh Ind W 34 14 11 0 0 W 11
12 Jan 2, 1987 Fri (2) Penn State N (1) Miami (FL) Ind W 14 10 12 0 0 W 12 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)