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1998 Penn State Nittany Lions Stats

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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

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 11.7 23.2 50.4 154.9 0.5 39.2 172.3 4.4 1.8
Defense 12 15.7 30.2 51.9 180.8 0.8 33.9 89.2 2.6 0.6
Difference -4.0 -7.0 -1.5 -25.9 -0.3 +5.3 +83.1 +1.8 +1.2

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Kevin Thompson 121 226 53.5 1691 7.5 6.4 6 8 118.1
2 Rashard Casey 18 50 36.0 150 3.0 2.1 0 1 57.2
3 Chad Kroell 1 2 50.0 18 9.0 9.0 0 0 125.6

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Eric McCoo 127 822 6.5 3 6 35 5.8 1 133 857 6.4 4
2 Cordell Mitchell 99 511 5.2 2 5 31 6.2 0 104 542 5.2 2
3 Mike Cerimele 52 261 5.0 8 14 102 7.3 0 66 363 5.5 8
4 Aaron Harris 44 112 2.5 5 6 50 8.3 0 50 162 3.2 5
5 Omar Easy 39 141 3.6 2 2 10 5.0 0 41 151 3.7 2
6 Kevin Thompson 38 -79 -2.1 2 38 -79 -2.1 2
7 Chris Eberly 27 147 5.4 0 1 5 5.0 0 28 152 5.4 0
8 Rashard Casey 19 63 3.3 0 19 63 3.3 0
9 Russ Manney 10 28 2.8 0 10 28 2.8 0
10 R.J. Luke 6 17 2.8 0 6 17 2.8 0
11 Bruce Branch 3 18 6.0 0 5 79 15.8 0 8 97 12.1 0
12 Marcus McFee 2 11 5.5 0 2 11 5.5 0
13 Corey Jones 1 20 20.0 0 27 368 13.6 2 28 388 13.9 2
14 Steve Smith 1 3 3.0 0 1 3 3.0 0
15 Chafie Fields 1 1 1.0 0 25 369 14.8 1 26 370 14.2 1
16 Joe Nastasi 1 -9 -9.0 0 16 353 22.1 2 17 344 20.2 2
17 Cuncho Brown 21 245 11.7 0 21 245 11.7 0
18 Tony Stewart 7 144 20.6 0 7 144 20.6 0
19 Sam Crenshaw 3 47 15.7 0 3 47 15.7 0
20 Eddie Drummond 1 12 12.0 0 1 12 12.0 0
21 John Gilmore 1 9 9.0 0 1 9 9.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 David Macklin 6 120 20.0 1
2 Askari Adams 2 22 11.0 0
3 Lavar Arrington 2 16 8.0 1
4 Bhawoh Jue 2 25 12.5 0
5 Anthony King 2 39 19.5 1
6 Joe Dawkins 1 30 30.0 1
7 Derek Fox 1 0 0.0 0
8 Brandon Short 1 18 18.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Eddie Drummond 7 117 16.7 0 1 9 9.0 0
2 Eric McCoo 6 99 16.5 0
3 Sam Crenshaw 4 85 21.3 0
4 Titcus Pettigrew 4 63 15.8 0
5 Bruce Branch 2 26 13.0 0 41 446 10.9 1
6 Shamar Finney 1 17 17.0 0
7 R.J. Luke 1 16 16.0 0
8 Chafie Fields 1 11 11.0 0
9 David Macklin 2 9 4.5 0
10 Eric Sturdifen 1 12 12.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Travis Forney 29 30 96.7 20 29 69.0 89
2 Pat Pidgeon 59 2512 42.6