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2002 Penn State Nittany Lions Game Log

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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


Offensive Game Log

Passing Rushing Total Offense First Downs Penalties Turnovers
Rk Date Opponent Result Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg Pass Rush Pen Tot No. Yds Fum Int Tot
1 2002-08-31 Central Florida W (27-24) 13 20 65.0 194 2 39 153 3.9 1 59 347 5.9 7 12 1 20 3 19 2 0 2
2 2002-09-14 Nebraska W (40-7) 19 31 61.3 259 0 43 217 5.0 4 74 476 6.4 11 12 1 24 3 20 0 0 0
3 2002-09-21 Louisiana Tech W (49-17) 15 22 68.2 169 1 44 298 6.8 5 66 467 7.1 7 16 2 25 5 36 1 0 1
4 2002-09-28 Iowa L (35-42) 23 44 52.3 399 4 27 54 2.0 1 71 453 6.4 18 3 4 25 4 32 1 2 3
5 2002-10-05 @ Wisconsin W (34-31) 21 37 56.8 287 0 36 149 4.1 3 73 436 6.0 17 6 0 23 5 36 0 1 1
6 2002-10-12 @ Michigan L (24-27) 20 34 58.8 274 2 28 81 2.9 1 62 355 5.7 11 5 0 16 6 46 0 0 0
7 2002-10-19 Northwestern W (49-0) 11 19 57.9 123 2 60 423 7.1 5 79 546 6.9 4 20 4 28 6 47 0 1 1
8 2002-10-26 @ Ohio State L (7-13) 14 28 50.0 98 0 23 81 3.5 1 51 179 3.5 3 5 0 8 4 50 0 3 3
9 2002-11-02 Illinois W (18-7) 13 26 50.0 108 1 45 315 7.0 1 71 423 6.0 6 12 0 18 5 48 1 0 1
10 2002-11-09 Virginia W (35-14) 21 32 65.6 244 2 51 289 5.7 2 83 533 6.4 14 14 2 30 9 91 1 0 1
11 2002-11-16 @ Indiana W (58-25) 10 18 55.6 137 2 44 352 8.0 5 62 489 7.9 7 14 0 21 6 48 0 3 3
12 2002-11-23 Michigan State W (61-7) 8 13 61.5 146 1 50 390 7.8 7 63 536 8.5 6 17 1 24 1 5 0 0 0
13 2003-01-01 N Auburn L (9-13) 10 27 37.0 98 0 36 170 4.7 0 63 268 4.3 3 10 2 15 7 68 0 1 1
13 Games 198 351 56.4 2536 17 526 2972 5.7 36 877 5508 6.3 114 146 17 277 64 546 6 11 17

Defensive Game Log

Passing Rushing Total Offense First Downs Penalties
Rk Date Opponent Result Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg Pass Rush Pen Tot No. Yds Fum Int TO
1 2002-08-31 Central Florida W (27-24) 32 46 69.6 345 1 31 65 2.1 1 77 410 5.3 19 4 1 24 5 46 1 1 2
2 2002-09-14 Nebraska W (40-7) 8 16 50.0 76 0 45 252 5.6 1 61 328 5.4 4 14 0 18 7 60 0 3 3
3 2002-09-21 Louisiana Tech W (49-17) 39 62 62.9 414 2 23 41 1.8 0 85 455 5.4 16 6 1 23 3 36 1 3 4
4 2002-09-28 Iowa L (35-42) 18 30 60.0 261 4 49 209 4.3 1 79 470 5.9 9 10 1 20 9 84 1 2 3
5 2002-10-05 @ Wisconsin W (34-31) 15 25 60.0 217 2 36 92 2.6 1 61 309 5.1 9 9 0 18 5 35 0 1 1
6 2002-10-12 @ Michigan L (24-27) 27 41 65.9 244 2 35 97 2.8 2 76 341 4.5 14 6 2 22 2 9 0 0 0
7 2002-10-19 Northwestern W (49-0) 29 42 69.0 193 0 30 9 0.3 0 72 202 2.8 11 5 1 17 9 90 1 1 2
8 2002-10-26 @ Ohio State L (7-13) 13 20 65.0 112 0 49 141 2.9 0 69 253 3.7 7 9 2 18 3 24 2 2 4
9 2002-11-02 Illinois W (18-7) 26 46 56.5 217 1 28 75 2.7 0 74 292 3.9 12 4 0 16 2 20 0 2 2
10 2002-11-09 Virginia W (35-14) 30 38 78.9 260 1 22 30 1.4 1 60 290 4.8 13 4 1 18 6 35 2 0 2
11 2002-11-16 @ Indiana W (58-25) 22 39 56.4 180 2 35 95 2.7 1 74 275 3.7 10 8 2 20 2 15 1 3 4
12 2002-11-23 Michigan State W (61-7) 19 32 59.4 202 0 46 186 4.0 1 78 388 5.0 9 13 0 22 4 30 1 1 2
13 2003-01-01 N Auburn L (9-13) 10 17 58.8 78 0 50 200 4.0 2 67 278 4.1 2 12 1 15 9 84 1 1 2
13 Games 288 454 63.4 2799 15 479 1492 3.1 11 933 4291 5.3 135 104 12 251 66 568 11 20 31