1995 Penn State Nittany Lions football
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Outback Bowl champion
Outback Bowl, W 43–14 vs. Auburn
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 13
Record9–3 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorFran Ganter
Defensive coordinatorJerry Sandusky
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 8 Northwestern $ 8 0 0 10 2 0
No. 6 Ohio State 7 1 0 11 2 0
No. 13 Penn State 5 3 0 9 3 0
No. 17 Michigan 5 3 0 9 4 0
Michigan State 4 3 1 6 5 1
No. 25 Iowa 4 4 0 8 4 0
Illinois 3 4 1 5 5 1
Wisconsin 3 4 1 4 5 2
Purdue 2 5 1 4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0 3 8 0
Indiana 0 8 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1995 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1995 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.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 912:00 p.m.Texas Tech*No. 4ABCW 24–2396,034
September 1612:00 p.m.Temple*No. 7
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
CreativeW 66–1495,926
September 237:30 p.m.at Rutgers*No. 6ESPNW 59–3458,870
September 305:45 p.m.WisconsinNo. 6
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPNL 9–1796,540
October 712:00 p.m.No. 5 Ohio StateNo. 12
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
ABCL 25–2896,655
October 1412:30 p.m.at PurdueNo. 20ESPNW 26–2360,455
October 213:30 p.m.at No. 18 IowaNo. 19ABCW 41–2770,397
October 2812:00 p.m.IndianadaggerNo. 16
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPN2W 45–2196,391
November 43:30 p.m.at No. 6 NorthwesternNo. 12ABCL 10–2149,256
November 1812:00 p.m.No. 12 MichiganNo. 19
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCW 27–1796,677
November 253:30 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 14ESPNW 24–2066,189
January 1, 199611:00 a.m.vs. No. 16 AuburnNo. 15ESPNW 43–1465,313
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Roster

1995 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 2 Mike Archie Sr
WR 11 Chris Campbell Jr
WR 10 Bobby Engram Sr
G 50 Jeff Hartings Sr
OT 68 Andre Johnson Sr
WR 83 Joe Jurevicius So
QB 9 Mike McQueary So
RB 22 Brian Milne Sr
G 64 Phil Ostrowski So
QB 14 Wally Richardson Jr
G 54 Marco Rivera Sr
WR 31 Freddie Scott Jr
FB 38 Jon Witman Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 3 Kim Herring Jr
LB 92 Terry Killens Sr
LB 44 Jim Nelson So
DT 93 Brandon Noble Jr
DE 5 Brad Scioli Fr
DE 91 Chris Snyder So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 20 Brett Conway Jr
P 28 Darrell Kania Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Game summaries

Texas Tech

See also: 1995 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team

Texas Tech Red Raiders at Penn State Nittany Lions
1 2 34Total
Texas Tech 7 13 0323
Penn State 7 0 71024

at Beaver Stadium, State College, Pennsylvania

  • Date: September 9, 1995
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 96,034
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter
  • TTU - Banks recovered fumble in end zone (Greaser kick)
  • PSU - Witman 2 run (Conway kick)

Second quarter

  • TTU - Scovell 20 pass from Lethridge (Greaser kick)
  • TTU - B Hanspard 7 pass from Lethridge (kick failed)

Third quarter

  • PSU - Witman 3 run (Conway kick)

Fourth quarter

  • PSU - Olsommer 3 pass from Richardson (Conway kick)
  • TTU - FG Rogers 42
  • PSU - FG Conway 39

Temple

See also: 1995 Temple Owls football team and Penn State-Temple football rivalry

Temple Owls at Penn State Nittany Lions
1 2 34Total
Temple 0 7 7014
Penn State 17 14 211466

at Beaver Stadium, State College, Pennsylvania

  • Date: September 16, 1995
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 95,926
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter
  • PSU - Archie 22 run (Conway kick)
  • PSU - FG Conway 32
  • PSU - Witman 11 pass from Richardson (Conway kick)

Second quarter

  • PSU - Engram 26 pass from Richardson (Conway kick)
  • PSU - Milne 1 run (Conway kick)
  • TEM - Baxter 5 pass from Burris (Michalski kick)

Third quarter

  • PSU - Stephenson 4 pass from Richardson (Conway kick)
  • PSU - Enis 24 run (Conway kick)
  • PSU - Milne 1 run (Barninger kick)
  • TEM - Burris 18 run (Michalski kick)

Fourth quarter

  • PSU - Enis 1 run (Barninger kick)
  • PSU - Enis 6 run (Barninger kick)

Rutgers

See also: 1995 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

Penn State Nittany Lions at Rutgers Scarlet Knights
1 2 34Total
Penn State 17 7 142159
Rutgers 7 10 10734

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: September 23, 1995
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 58,870
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter
  • PSU - Engram 58 fumble return (Conway kick)
  • PSU - FG Conway 42
  • PSU - Engram 47 pass from Richardson (Conway kick)
  • RUT - Presley 3 run (Mike-Mayer kick)

Second quarter

  • PSU - Milne 18 run (Conway kick)
  • RUT - FG Mike-Mayer 47
  • RUT - Battaglia 17 pass from Higgins (Mike-Mayer kick)

Third quarter

  • PSU - Engram 29 pass from Richardson (Conway kick)
  • RUT - Battaglia 35 pass from Higgins (Mike-Mayer kick)
  • PSU - Witman 4 run (Conway kick)
  • RUT - FG Mike-Mayer 33

Fourth quarter

  • PSU - Herring 21 interception return (Conway kick)
  • PSU - Engram 16 pass from Richardson (Conway kick)
  • RUT - Battaglia 4 pass from Higgins (Mike-Mayer kick)
  • PSU - Campbell 42 pass from McQueary (Barninger kick)

Wisconsin

See also: 1995 Wisconsin Badgers football team

Wisconsin Badgers at Penn State Nittany Lions
1 2 34Total
Wisconsin 10 0 0717
Penn State 0 0 369

at Beaver Stadium, State College, Pennsylvania

  • Date: September 30, 1995
  • Game time: 5:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 96,540
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter
  • WIS - FG J Hall 26
  • WIS - Nyquist 21 pass from Bevell (J Hall kick)

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • PSU - FG Conway 32

Fourth quarter

  • WIS - T Simmons 21 pass from Bevell (J Hall kick)
  • PSU - Scott 5 pass from Richardson (two-point conversion failed)

Ohio State

See also: 1995 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

#5 Ohio State Buckeyes at #12 Penn State Nittany Lions
1 2 34Total
Ohio State 0 14 7728
Penn State 10 0 8725

at Beaver Stadium, State College, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 7, 1995
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy, 70 °F (21 °C); Wind WNW 10-20
  • Game attendance: 96,655
  • Referee: Jim Kemerling
  • Box Score
Game information

Purdue

See also: 1995 Purdue Boilermakers football team

Penn State Nittany Lions at Purdue Boilermakers
1 2 34Total
Penn State 0 10 61026
Purdue 6 7 01023

at Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana

  • Date: October 14, 1995
  • Game time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 60,455
  • Box Score
Game information

Iowa

See also: 1995 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

#19 Penn State at #18 Iowa
1 2 34Total
Penn State 10 7 71741
Iowa 7 7 6727

at Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa

Game information
First quarter
  • PSU - Witman 1 run (Conway kick)
  • IOWA - Odems 18 pass from Sherman (Bromert kick)
  • PSU - FG Conway 42

Second quarter

  • PSU - Witman 1 run (Conway kick)
  • IOWA - Dwight 29 pass from Sherman (Bromert kick)

Third quarter

  • IOWA - FG Bromert 22
  • PSU - Witman 1 run (Conway kick)
  • IOWA - FG Bromert 26

Fourth quarter

  • IOWA - S Shaw 19 run (Bromert kick)
  • PSU - FG Conway 26
  • PSU - Engram 13 pass from Richardson (Conway kick)
  • PSU - Engram 43 pass from Richardson (Conway kick)

Indiana

See also: 1995 Indiana Hoosiers football team

Indiana Hoosiers at Penn State Nittany Lions
1 2 34Total
Indiana 0 0 02121
Penn State 14 10 14745

at Beaver Stadium, State College, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 28, 1995
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 96,391
  • Game Recap
Game information
First quarter

Second quarter Third quarter Fourth quarter

Northwestern

See also: 1995 Northwestern Wildcats football team

#12 Penn State at #6 Northwestern
1 2 34Total
Penn State 0 7 3010
Northwestern 7 7 0721

at Dyche Stadium, Evanston, Illinois

Game information
First quarter
  • NU - Darnell Autry 2-yard run (Gowins kick) NW 7–0

Second quarter

  • NU - Darnell Autry 11-yard run (Gowins kick) NW 14–0
  • PSU - Olsommer 5-yard pass from Richardson (Conway kick) NW 14–7

Third quarter

  • PSU - Conway 24-yard field goal NW 14–10

Fourth quarter

  • NU - Darnell Autry 1-yard run (Gowins kick) 'NW 21–10

Michigan

See also: 1995 Michigan Wolverines football team

Michigan Wolverines at Penn State Nittany Lions
1 2 34Total
Michigan 0 7 3717
Penn State 0 13 01427

at Beaver Stadium, State College, Pennsylvania

  • Date: November 18, 1995
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 96,677
  • Box Score
Game information

Michigan State

See also: 1995 Michigan State Spartans football team

Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan State Spartans
1 2 34Total
Penn State 0 7 31424
Michigan State 0 10 01020

at Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan

  • Date: November 25, 1995
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 66,189
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter
  • No scoring

Second quarter

  • PSU - Milne 1-yard run (Conway kick)
  • MSU - Gardner 32-yard field goal
  • MSU - Greene 3-yard run (Gardner kick)

Third quarter

  • PSU - Conway 42-yard field goal

Fourth quarter

  • MSU - Greene 16-yard run (Gardner kick)
  • PSU - Engram 53-yard pass from Richardson (Conway kick)
  • MSU - Gardner 28-yard field goal
  • PSU - Engram 4-yard pass from Richardson (Conway kick)

Outback Bowl

See also: 1995 Auburn Tigers football team and 1996 Outback Bowl

#15 Penn State Nittany Lions vs. #16 Auburn Tigers
1 2 34Total
Penn State 3 13 27043
Auburn 0 7 0714

at Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
  • PSU - Conway 19-yard field goal

Second quarter

  • AUB - Baker 25-yard pass from Nix (Hawkins kick)
  • PSU - Conway 22-yard field goal
  • PSU - Conway 38-yard field goal
  • PSU - Archie 8 yard pass from Richardson (Conway kick)

Third quarter

  • PSU - Engram 9-yard pass from Richardson (Conway kick)
  • PSU - Pitts 4-yard pass from Richardson (pass failed)
  • PSU - Enis 1-yard run (Conway kick)
  • PSU - Engram 20-yard pass from Richardson (Conway kick)

Fourth quarter

  • AUB - McLeod 12-yard run (Hawkins kick)

NFL Draft

Ten Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1996 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 23 23 Jeff Hartings Offensive guard Detroit Lions
1st 30 30 Andre Johnson Offensive tackle Washington Redskins
2nd 22 52 Bobby Engram Wide receiver Chicago Bears
3rd 13 74 Terry Killens Linebacker Houston Oilers
3rd 31 92 Jon Witman Fullback Pittsburgh Steelers
4th 20 115 Brian Milne Fullback Indianapolis Colts
6th 24 191 Keith Conlin Offensive tackle Indianapolis Colts
6th 31 198 Stephen Pitts Running back San Francisco 49ers
6th 41 208 Marco Rivera Offensive guard Green Bay Packers
7th 9 218 Mike Archie Running back Houston Oilers

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1995-1999)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on August 5, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. ^ 2020 Purdue Record Book. Retrieved 2020-Dec-27.