1993 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State text logo.svg
Florida Citrus Bowl champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 8
Record10–2 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorFran Ganter
Defensive coordinatorJerry Sandusky
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
← 1992
1994 →
1993 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 6 Wisconsin + 6 1 1 10 1 1
No. 11 Ohio State + 6 1 1 10 1 1
No. 8 Penn State 6 2 0 10 2 0
Indiana 5 3 0 8 4 0
No. 21 Michigan 5 3 0 8 4 0
Illinois 5 3 0 5 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0 6 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0 6 6 0
Minnesota 3 5 0 4 7 0
Northwestern 0 8 0 2 9 0
Purdue 0 8 0 1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1993 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. This was Penn State's first season as a member of the Big Ten Conference.

Schedule

Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Purdue and Wisconsin this year.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 41:00 p.m.MinnesotaNo. 17W 38–2095,387
September 113:30 p.m.USC*No. 15
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCW 21–2095,992
September 183:30 p.m.at IowaNo. 14ABCW 31–070,397
September 257:30 p.m.Rutgers*No. 9
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPNW 31–795,092
October 27:00 p.m.at Maryland*No. 9W 70–742,008
October 1612:00 p.m.No. 18 MichiganNo. 7
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCL 13–2196,719[2]
October 303:30 p.m.at No. 3 Ohio StateNo. 12ABCL 6–2495,060
November 61:00 p.m.No. 17 IndianadaggerNo. 19
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 38–3191,000
November 133:30 p.m.IllinoisNo. 16
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCW 28–1490,000
November 202:00 p.m.at NorthwesternNo. 14W 43–2130,355
November 2712:00 p.m.at No. 25 Michigan StateNo. 14ABCW 38–3753,482
January 1, 19941:00 p.m.vs. No. 6 TennesseeNo. 13ABCW 31–1372,456
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Roster

1993 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 2 Mike Archie So
TE 81 Kyle Brady Jr
RB 32 Ki-Jana Carter So
QB 12 Kerry Collins Jr
WR 10 Bobby Engram So
C 60 Bucky Greeley Jr
G 50 Jeff Hartings So
OT 68 Andre Johnson So
RB 29 Brian O'Neal Sr
G 54 Marco Rivera So
QB 9 John Sacca Jr
FB 38 Jon Witman So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 55 Lou Benfatti So
S 46 Marlon Forbes Jr
LB 16 Brian Gelzheiser Jr
LB 80 Rob Holmberg Sr
DT 97 Tyoka Jackson Sr
DT 93 Brandon Noble Fr
LB 51 Greg Haren So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Roster

Season summary

Ohio State

See also: 1993 Ohio State Buckeyes football team and Ohio State–Penn State football rivalry

Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio State Buckeyes
1 2 34Total
Penn St 6 0 006
Ohio St 7 10 7024

at Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Game information


NFL Draft

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1994 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
3rd 29 94 Lou Benfatti Defensive tackle New York Jets
5th 3 134 Shelly Hammonds Defensive back Minnesota Vikings
6th 29 180 Eric Ravotti Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers
7th 23 217 Rob Holmberg Linebacker Los Angeles Raiders

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1990-1994)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on August 5, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Angelique S. Chengelis (October 17, 1993). "U-M stands, MSU falls: Wolverines stop Nittany Lions when it counts". The Detroit News. pp. 1E, 8E – via Newspapers.com.