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1987 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

1987 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Independent
1987 record 8–4
Head coach Joe Paterno
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 83,370)

The 1987 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented Penn State University during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5, 1987 Bowling Green #11 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 45–19   84,574
September 12, 1987 #19 Alabama #11 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA CBS L 13–24   85,619
September 19, 1987 Cincinnati #20 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 41–0   82,000
September 26, 1987 at Boston College #15 Sullivan StadiumFoxborough, MA ESPN W 27–17   50,267
October 3, 1987 Temple #14 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 27–13   84,000
October 10, 1987 #14 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 35–21   85,376
October 17, 1987 at #13 Syracuse #10 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY CBS L 21–48   50,011
October 31, 1987 West Virginia #18 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 25–21   85,108
November 7, 1987 at Maryland #16 Memorial StadiumBaltimore, MD W 21–16   62,500
November 14, 1987 at Pittsburgh #15 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ESPN L 0–10   56,500
November 21, 1987 #7 Notre Dame Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA CBS W 21–20   84,000
January 1, 1988 vs. #14 Clemson #20 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC National L 10–35   53,152
*Non-conference game. Eastern Time.

Game summaries

Notre Dame

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 7 0 7 6 20
• Penn St 7 7 0 7 21

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NFL Draft

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1988 NFL Draft.
Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
3rd 3 58 Ray Roundtree Wide receiver Detroit Lions
8th 6 199 Mike Alexander Wide receiver Los Angeles Raiders
10th 1 250 Stan Clayton Offensive tackle Atlanta Falcons
11th 11 289 Pete Curkendall Buffalo Bills


References

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1987 Nov 22.
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