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1987 Penn State Nittany Lions Stats

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Record: 8-4, .667 W-L% (22nd of 104)
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (8-4)

PS/G: 23.8 (44th of 104) ▪ PA/G: 20.3 (42nd of 104)
SRS: 7.26 (30th of 104) ▪ SOS: 4.09 (25th of 104)

Bowl Game: Lost Citrus Bowl 35-10 versus Clemson

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 10.9 21.8 50.0 145.3 0.8 44.8 198.4 4.4 1.9
Defense 12 15.2 27.9 54.3 194.6 1.1 37.5 111.8 3.0 0.9
Difference -4.3 -6.1 -4.3 -49.3 -0.3 +7.3 +86.6 +1.4 +1.0

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Matt Knizner 113 223 50.7 1478 6.6 4.8 7 12 105.9
2 Tom Bill 16 36 44.4 247 6.9 3.0 2 4 98.2
3 Lance Lonergan 1 1 100.0 12 12.0 12.0 0 0 200.8
4 Chris Clauss 1 1 100.0 6 6.0 6.0 0 0 150.4
5 Blair Thomas 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 Blair Thomas 268 1414 5.3 11 23 300 13.0 2 291 1714 5.9 13
2 John Greene 90 473 5.3 8 9 82 9.1 0 99 555 5.6 8
3 Matt Knizner 57 -92 -1.6 0 57 -92 -1.6 0
4 Gary Brown 42 273 6.5 3 3 19 6.3 0 45 292 6.5 3
5 Leroy Thompson 20 57 2.9 0 20 57 2.9 0
6 Sean Barowski 19 65 3.4 0 3 41 13.7 0 22 106 4.8 0
7 Tom Bill 11 32 2.9 0 11 32 2.9 0
8 Sean Redman 10 28 2.8 0 1 6 6.0 0 11 34 3.1 0
9 Sam Gash 8 19 2.4 1 1 4 4.0 0 9 23 2.6 1
10 Mike Alexander 4 40 10.0 0 20 286 14.3 0 24 326 13.6 0
11 Odell Wilson 4 16 4.0 0 4 16 4.0 0
12 Michael Timpson 3 39 13.0 0 19 296 15.6 0 22 335 15.2 0
13 Ray Roundtree 1 9 9.0 0 14 347 24.8 5 15 356 23.7 5
14 Darin Roberts 1 8 8.0 0 1 8 8.0 0 2 16 8.0 0
15 Paul Pomfret 13 116 8.9 1 13 116 8.9 1
16 Jim Coates 12 99 8.3 1 12 99 8.3 1
17 Bob Mrosko 5 62 12.4 0 5 62 12.4 0
18 Todd Young 3 31 10.3 0 3 31 10.3 0
19 John Wolfe 2 20 10.0 0 2 20 10.0 0
20 Daryl DeCohen 1 20 20.0 0 1 20 20.0 0
21 Eric Gudger 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 Brian Chizmar 3 18 6.0 0
2 Dwayne Downing 2 38 19.0 1
3 Gary Wilkerson 2 16 8.0 0
4 Pete Giftopoulos 1 2 2.0 0
5 Marques Henderson 1 0 0.0 0
6 Eddie Johnson 1 0 0.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Leroy Thompson 10 245 24.5 0
2 Jim Coates 8 150 18.8 0 27 182 6.7 0
3 Gary Wilkerson 6 120 20.0 0
4 Gary Brown 4 71 17.8 0
5 Blair Thomas 4 58 14.5 0
6 Todd Young 3 10 3.3 0
7 Eddie Johnson 2 24 12.0 0
8 John Greene 2 17 8.5 0
9 Sean Barowski 1 10 10.0 0
10 Sam Gash 1 8 8.0 0
11 Michael Timpson 15 162 10.8 1
12 Rich Schonewolf 1 52 52.0 1

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Eric Etze 27 27 100.0 7 11 63.6 48
2 Ray Tarasi 7 7 100.0 1 5 20.0 10
3 Chris Clauss 62 2511 40.5