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1986 Penn State Nittany Lions Stats

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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)

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 10.8 20.4 53.1 144.8 0.8 47.8 220.6 4.6 2.3
Defense 12 17.0 31.6 53.8 195.8 0.6 31.9 63.9 2.0 0.4
Difference -6.2 -11.2 -0.7 -51.0 +0.2 +15.9 +156.7 +2.6 +1.9

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 John Shaffer 114 204 55.9 1510 7.4 7.4 9 4 128.7
2 Matt Knizner 14 36 38.9 217 6.0 2.8 1 3 82.0
3 Lance Lonergan 2 2 100.0 10 5.0 5.0 0 0 142.0
4 Ray Roundtree 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
5 D.J. Dozier 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
6 John Bruno 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 171 811 4.7 10 26 287 11.0 2 197 1098 5.6 12
2 Tim Manoa 98 546 5.6 2 6 64 10.7 0 104 610 5.9 2
3 Steve Smith 86 362 4.2 3 14 134 9.6 1 100 496 5.0 4
4 Blair Thomas 60 504 8.4 5 7 59 8.4 0 67 563 8.4 5
5 David Clark 54 226 4.2 1 5 25 5.0 0 59 251 4.3 1
6 John Shaffer 53 -67 -1.3 3 53 -67 -1.3 3
7 Sean Redman 15 55 3.7 0 1 4 4.0 0 16 59 3.7 0
8 Matt Knizner 10 -5 -0.5 0 10 -5 -0.5 0
9 Ray Roundtree 8 119 14.9 2 16 296 18.5 2 24 415 17.3 4
10 Sean Barowski 8 31 3.9 1 8 31 3.9 1
11 Odell Wilson 4 47 11.8 1 4 47 11.8 1
12 Darin Roberts 4 5 1.3 0 1 6 6.0 0 5 11 2.2 0
13 Michael Timpson 1 16 16.0 0 1 16 16.0 0
14 Jim Coates 1 -1 -1.0 0 2 30 15.0 1 3 29 9.7 1
15 Lance Lonergan 1 -2 -2.0 0 1 -2 -2.0 0
16 Brian Siverling 21 279 13.3 0 21 279 13.3 0
17 Eric Hamilton 19 387 20.4 4 19 387 20.4 4
18 Darrell Giles 4 72 18.0 0 4 72 18.0 0
19 Bob Mrosko 3 31 10.3 0 3 31 10.3 0
20 Sid Lewis 2 22 11.0 0 2 22 11.0 0
21 David Jakob 1 20 20.0 0 1 20 20.0 0
22 Jerry Hug 1 11 11.0 0 1 11 11.0 0
23 Paul Pomfret 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 Duffy Cobbs 4 -6 -1.5 0
2 Ray Isom 3 47 15.7 0
3 Eddie Johnson 3 32 10.7 0
4 Pete Giftopoulos 2 67 33.5 0
5 Trey Bauer 1 0 0.0 0
6 Mike Beckish 1 24 24.0 0
7 Pete Curkendall 1 82 82.0 0
8 Dwayne Downing 1 3 3.0 0
9 Brennan Gaertner 1 0 0.0 0
10 Marques Henderson 1 0 0.0 0
11 Keith Karpinski 1 64 64.0 1

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Jim Coates 16 355 22.2 0 36 309 8.6 0
2 Blair Thomas 12 383 31.9 1
3 Pete Giftopoulos 1 0 0.0 0 1 6 6.0 0
4 Todd Young 1 0 0.0 0
5 Ray Isom 6 42 7.0 0
6 Michael Timpson 2 13 6.5 0
7 Shane Conlan 1 5 5.0 0
8 Brian Chizmar 1 0 0.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Massimo Manca 37 37 100.0 14 23 60.9 79
2 Ray Tarasi 3 3 100.0
3 John Bruno 65 2660 40.9