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Penn State Nittany Lions

Big Ten

 

2018 Record: 9-3, 6-3

Coach: James Franklin

Coach Bowl Record: 4-3

 

Big Wins: 10/27 Iowa (30-24), 11/10 Wisconsin (22-10)

Bad Losses: 10/13 Michigan State (17-21), 11/3 at Michigan (7-42)

 

Statistical Leaders:

Rushing: Miles Sanders, RB, 1,223 yards

Passing: Trace McSorley, QB, 2,284 yards

Receiving: KJ Hamler, WR, 713 yards

Tackles: Micah Parsons, LB, 69

Sacks: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, 8.0

Interceptions: 3 tied with 3

 

2018 Team Stats:

Rushing Offense: 208.6 (28th in nation, 6th in conference)

Passing Offense: 215.8 (78, 8)

Total Offense: 424.3 (50, 6)

Scoring Offense: 34.6 (29, 3)

Rushing Defense: 168.4 (72, 8)

Pass Defense: 186.5 (20, 2)

Total Defense: 354.9 (35, 4)

Scoring Defense: 20.0 (21, 4)

Turnover Margin: 0.08 (58, 8)

Sacks: 3.58 (2, 1)

Sacks Allowed: 2.08 (57, 7)

 

Recent Bowl Appearances:

 

2017 Fiesta Bowl Washington (35-28(
2016 Rose Bowl USC (49-52)
2015 Taxslayer Bowl Georgia (17-24)
2014 Pinstripe Bowl Boston College (31-30)
2011 TicketCity Bowl Houston (14-30)
2010 Outback Bowl Florida (24-37)
2009 Capital One Bowl LSU (19-17)
2008 Rose Bowl USC (24-38)
2007 Alamo Bowl Texas A&M (24-17)

 

*all team stats through 11/24

 

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