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1998 Penn State Nittany Lions Schedule and Results

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (17th of 112) ▪ Rank: 17th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 0-3 by NCAA.
Coach: Joe Paterno (9-3)

PS/G: 26.4 (48th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 15.2 (10th of 112)
SRS: 13.79 (13th of 112) ▪ SOS: 5.29 (16th of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Outback Bowl 26-14 versus Kentucky

AP Poll Summary

Pre 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
13 9 8 7 7 13 12 10 10 9 19 16 23 22 22 17

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sep 5, 1998 Sat (13) Penn State (21) Southern Mississippi CUSA W 34 6 1 0 W 1
2 Sep 12, 1998 Sat (9) Penn State Bowling Green State MAC W 48 3 2 0 W 2
3 Sep 19, 1998 Sat (8) Penn State @ Pittsburgh Big East W 20 13 3 0 W 3
4 Oct 3, 1998 Sat (7) Penn State @ (1) Ohio State Big Ten L 9 28 3 1 L 1
5 Oct 10, 1998 Sat (13) Penn State @ Minnesota Big Ten W 27 17 4 1 W 1
6 Oct 17, 1998 Sat (12) Penn State Purdue Big Ten W 31 13 5 1 W 2
7 Oct 31, 1998 Sat (10) Penn State Illinois Big Ten W 27 0 6 1 W 3
8 Nov 7, 1998 Sat (9) Penn State @ (22) Michigan Big Ten L 0 27 6 2 L 1
9 Nov 14, 1998 Sat (19) Penn State Northwestern Big Ten W 41 10 7 2 W 1
10 Nov 21, 1998 Sat (16) Penn State @ (13) Wisconsin Big Ten L 3 24 7 3 L 1
11 Nov 28, 1998 Sat (23) Penn State Michigan State Big Ten W 51 28 8 3 W 1
12 Jan 1, 1999 Fri (22) Penn State N Kentucky SEC W 26 14 9 3 W 2 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)