Penn State Football

PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS

History vs Opponents

Date Opponent All-time record vs opponent Coach Record vs opponent Last meeting Recent trends
9/5 Kent State   6-0 2-0 2018, 63-10 Allowed a total of 39 points (average of 6.5 ppg)
9/12 @ Virginia Tech   NA NA  NA NA
9/19   San Jose State NA   NA NA   NA
9/26   Northwestern 14-5   1-3*   2017, 31-7  
10/3   @ Michigan   9-14 2-4  2019, 28-21   Lost 4 of 6
10/10  
10/17   Iowa   17-12 4-0 2019, 17-12     Won 6 in a row  
10/24   Ohio State   14-20 1-5 2019, 17-28     Lost 3 in a row and 7 of 8
10/31   @ Indiana   22-1 6-0   2019, 34-27   Won 6 in a row
11/7   @ Nebraska   8-9 1-0   2017, 56-44   Lost 4 of 5
11/14   Michigan State   16-17-1 2-4 2019, 28-7     Lost 5 of 7
11/21   Maryland   40-2-1 1-5   2019, 59-0   Win 5 in a row (5-1 since MD joined Big Ten)
11/28   @ Rutgers   28-2 6-0   2019, 27-6   Won 13 in a row

Coach Connections

PSU OC Kirk Ciarroca worked under new Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano as co-OC from 2008-2010.

PSU co-DC Tim Banks was defensive assistant at Maryland from 2003-2006 (ILB coach 03-05, DB coach 06)

PSU co-DC Brent Pry was a grad assistant at Virginia Tech from 1995-1997

Michigan OC Josh Gattis was offensive assistant at Penn State from 2014-2017

New Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano coached on Joe Paterno’s staff at Penn State from 1990-1995.

”Week1”

9/5 vs Kent State

All-time series: 6-0

Last meeting: 2018 – Penn State won 63-10
LB Micah Parsons had 5 tackles, DE Jayson Oweh had 2 sacks, and QB Sean Clifford played garbage time completing all 3 pass attempts for 117 yards and a touchdown

Recent trends: In 6 all-time games against Kent State, Penn State has allowed a total of 39 points, an average of 6.5 ppg

James Franklin record vs Kent St: 2-0

9/12 vs Virginia Tech

Penn State has never faced Virginia Tech.

Player connections: Penn State kicker Jordan Stout hit 2 of 3 field goals in 2019, including a 57 yarder against Pitt and a 53 yarder against Idaho. Stout began his career at VT

9/19 vs San Jose State

Penn State has never faced SJ State.


9/5 vs Kent State

All-time series: 6-0

Last meeting: 2018 – Penn State won 63-10
LB Micah Parsons had 5 tackles, DE Jayson Oweh had 2 sacks, and QB Sean Clifford played garbage time completing all 3 pass attempts for 117 yards and a touchdown

Recent trends: In 6 all-time games against Kent State, Penn State has allowed a total of 39 points, an average of 6.5 ppg

James Franklin record vs Kent St: 2-0

9/12 vs Virginia Tech

Penn State has never faced Virginia Tech.

Player connections: Penn State kicker Jordan Stout hit 2 of 3 field goals in 2019, including a 57 yarder against Pitt and a 53 yarder against Idaho. Stout began his career at VT

9/19 vs San Jose State

Penn State has never faced SJ State.

9/26 vs Northwestern

All-time series: Penn State leads 14-5

Last meeting: 2017 – Penn State won 31-7
Prior to this win, Northwestern won back-to-back games against Penn State in 2014 and 2015.

Recent trends:

James Franklin record: 1-3 – 1-2 at Penn State and his Vanderbilt team lost in 2012

10/24 vs Ohio State

All-time series: 14-20

Last meeting: 2019 – Penn State lost 28-17
QB Sean Clifford completed just 10 of 17 passes for 71 yards; RB Journey Brown averaged 5.8 yards per carry and scored a touchdown

Last Penn St win: 2016 – Saquon Barkley ran for 99 yards, Penn State won the whiteout game 24-21 and went on to win the Big Ten Championship Game

James Franklin record: 1-5

Recent trends: Lost 3 in a row and 7 of 8


All-time series: 14-20

Last meeting: 2019 – Penn State lost 28-17
QB Sean Clifford completed just 10 of 17 passes for 71 yards; RB Journey Brown averaged 5.8 yards per carry and scored a touchdown

Last Penn St win: 2016 – Saquon Barkley ran for 99 yards, Penn State won the whiteout game 24-21 and went on to win the Big Ten Championship Game

James Franklin record: 1-5

Recent trends: Lost 3 in a row and 7 of 8

11/28 vs Rutgers

All-time series: 28-2

Last meeting: 2019 – Penn State won 27-6

James Franklin record: 6-0

Last Rutgers win: 1988

Recent trends: Penn State won 13 in a row

Coaching connections: New Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano coached on Joe Paterno’s staff at Penn State from 1990-1995.

 PSU OC Kirk Ciarroca worked under new Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano as co-OC from 2008-2010.

Mike is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and an alum of the University of Cincinnati.

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