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1997 Penn State Nittany Lions Schedule and Results

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (17th of 112) ▪ Rank: 16th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 6-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (9-3)

PS/G: 30.5 (29th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 21.2 (37th of 112)
SRS: 10.31 (18th of 112) ▪ SOS: 2.40 (42nd of 112)

Bowl Game: Lost Citrus Bowl 21-6 versus Florida

AP Poll Summary

Pre 8/25 9/2 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 6 6 4 12 11 16

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sep 6, 1997 Sat (1) Penn State Pittsburgh Big East W 34 17 1 0 W 1
2 Sep 13, 1997 Sat (1) Penn State Temple Big East W 52 10 2 0 W 2
3 Sep 20, 1997 Sat (1) Penn State @ Louisville CUSA W 57 21 3 0 W 3
4 Oct 4, 1997 Sat (2) Penn State @ Illinois Big Ten W 41 6 4 0 W 4
5 Oct 11, 1997 Sat (2) Penn State (7) Ohio State Big Ten W 31 27 5 0 W 5
6 Oct 18, 1997 Sat (1) Penn State Minnesota Big Ten W 16 15 6 0 W 6
7 Nov 1, 1997 Sat (2) Penn State @ Northwestern Big Ten W 30 27 7 0 W 7
8 Nov 8, 1997 Sat (2) Penn State (4) Michigan Big Ten L 8 34 7 1 L 1
9 Nov 15, 1997 Sat (6) Penn State @ (19) Purdue Big Ten W 42 17 8 1 W 1
10 Nov 22, 1997 Sat (6) Penn State (24) Wisconsin Big Ten W 35 10 9 1 W 2
11 Nov 29, 1997 Sat (4) Penn State @ Michigan State Big Ten L 14 49 9 2 L 1
12 Jan 1, 1998 Thu (11) Penn State N (6) Florida SEC L 6 21 9 3 L 2 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)