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1997 Penn State Nittany Lions Stats

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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

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 13.1 24.0 54.5 196.1 1.4 37.3 191.3 5.1 2.5
Defense 12 17.1 30.6 55.9 199.3 1.3 39.3 166.8 4.2 1.1
Difference -4.0 -6.6 -1.4 -3.2 +0.1 -2.0 +24.5 +0.9 +1.4

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Mike McQueary 146 255 57.3 2211 8.7 8.4 17 9 145.0
2 Kevin Thompson 9 27 33.3 103 3.8 3.8 0 0 65.4
3 Rashard Casey 2 6 33.3 39 6.5 -1.0 0 1 54.6

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Curtis Enis 228 1363 6.0 19 25 215 8.6 1 253 1578 6.2 20
2 Mike McQueary 53 -27 -0.5 1 53 -27 -0.5 1
3 Aaron Harris 42 261 6.2 2 4 59 14.8 0 46 320 7.0 2
4 Cordell Mitchell 38 236 6.2 2 5 20 4.0 0 43 256 6.0 2
5 Chris Eberly 22 145 6.6 1 4 22 5.5 0 26 167 6.4 1
6 Anthony Cleary 20 66 3.3 2 10 95 9.5 0 30 161 5.4 2
7 Joe Dawkins 13 51 3.9 1 13 51 3.9 1
8 Mike Cerimele 8 41 5.1 0 1 3 3.0 0 9 44 4.9 0
9 Chafie Fields 7 136 19.4 2 23 374 16.3 2 30 510 17.0 4
10 Kevin Thompson 6 -30 -5.0 0 6 -30 -5.0 0
11 Kenny Watson 5 44 8.8 0 5 44 8.8 0
12 Bob Stephenson 4 10 2.5 0 3 43 14.3 0 7 53 7.6 0
13 Rashard Casey 1 2 2.0 0 1 2 2.0 0
14 Titcus Pettigrew 1 -3 -3.0 0 7 85 12.1 0 8 82 10.3 0
15 Joe Jurevicius 39 817 20.9 10 39 817 20.9 10
16 Cuncho Brown 12 164 13.7 0 12 164 13.7 0
17 Brad Scioli 9 171 19.0 0 9 171 19.0 0
18 Joe Nastasi 8 154 19.3 4 8 154 19.3 4
19 Brian Brozeski 4 53 13.3 0 4 53 13.3 0
20 Sam Crenshaw 2 53 26.5 0 2 53 26.5 0
21 Wes Dahlem 1 25 25.0 0 1 25 25.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Aaron Collins 3 61 20.3 1
2 Shawn Lee 2 13 6.5 0
3 Jim Nelson 2 0 0.0 0
4 Jason Collins 1 53 53.0 0
5 Maurice Daniels 1 27 27.0 1
6 Matt Fornadel 1 0 0.0 0
7 David Macklin 1 0 0.0 0
8 Brandon Short 1 2 2.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Chris Eberly 22 530 24.1 0 25 176 7.0 0
2 Kenny Watson 12 246 20.5 0 3 14 4.7 0
3 Chafie Fields 4 91 22.8 0
4 Tony Stewart 3 15 5.0 0
5 Jason Wallace 1 4 4.0 0
6 Titcus Pettigrew 1 0 0.0 0
7 Joe Nastasi 2 7 3.5 0
8 David Macklin 1 2 2.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Travis Forney 41 44 93.2 6 8 75.0 59
2 Ryan Primanti 3 3 100.0
3 Pat Pidgeon 55 2341 42.6