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2002 Penn State Nittany Lions Schedule and Results

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Record: 9-4, .692 W-L% (23rd of 117) ▪ Rank: 16th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 5-3 (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 0-4 by NCAA.
Coach: Joe Paterno (9-4)

PS/G: 34.3 (14th of 117) ▪ PA/G: 17.5 (12th of 117)
SRS: 14.59 (11th of 117) ▪ SOS: 3.98 (23rd of 117)

Bowl Game: Lost Capital One Bowl 13-9 versus Auburn

AP Poll Summary

Pre 8/26 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
24 24     15 12 20 15 20 18 20 19 16 15 11 10 10 16

13 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Aug 31, 2002 Sat (24) Penn State Central Florida MAC W 27 24 1 0 W 1
2 Sep 14, 2002 Sat Penn State (8) Nebraska Big 12 W 40 7 2 0 W 2
3 Sep 21, 2002 Sat (15) Penn State Louisiana Tech WAC W 49 17 3 0 W 3
4 Sep 28, 2002 Sat (12) Penn State Iowa Big Ten L 35 42 3 1 L 1
5 Oct 5, 2002 Sat (20) Penn State @ (19) Wisconsin Big Ten W 34 31 4 1 W 1
6 Oct 12, 2002 Sat (15) Penn State @ (13) Michigan Big Ten L 24 27 4 2 L 1
7 Oct 19, 2002 Sat (20) Penn State Northwestern Big Ten W 49 0 5 2 W 1
8 Oct 26, 2002 Sat (18) Penn State @ (4) Ohio State Big Ten L 7 13 5 3 L 1
9 Nov 2, 2002 Sat (20) Penn State Illinois Big Ten W 18 7 6 3 W 1
10 Nov 9, 2002 Sat (19) Penn State Virginia ACC W 35 14 7 3 W 2
11 Nov 16, 2002 Sat (16) Penn State @ Indiana Big Ten W 58 25 8 3 W 3
12 Nov 23, 2002 Sat (15) Penn State Michigan State Big Ten W 61 7 9 3 W 4
13 Jan 1, 2003 Wed (10) Penn State N (19) Auburn SEC L 9 13 9 4 L 1 Capital One Bowl (Orlando, FL)