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Penn State Nittany Lions

Big Ten

2017 Record: 10-2, 7-2

Coach: James Franklin

Coach Bowl Record: 3-3

 

Big Wins: 10/7 at Northwestern (31-7), 10/21 Michigan (42-13)

Bad Losses: 10/28 at Ohio State (38-39), 11/4 at Michigan State (24-27)

 

Statistical Leaders:

Rushing: Saquon Barkley, RB, 1,134 yards

Passing: Trace McSorley, QB, 3,228 yards

Receiving: DaeSean Hamilton, WR, 747 yards

Tackles: Jason Cabinda, LB, 84

Sacks: Shareef Miller, DE, 4.0; Shaka Toney, DE, 4.0

Interceptions: Amani Oruwariye, DB, 4

 

2017 Team Stats:

Rushing Offense: 167.4 (62nd in nation, 5th in conference)

Passing Offense: 285.8 (25, 1)

Total Offense: 453.3 (28, 2)

Scoring Offense: 41.6 (7, 2)

Rushing Defense: 119.2 (17, 5)

Pass Defense: 210.2 (46, 8)

Total Defense: 329.3 (21, 5)

Scoring Defense: 15.5 (7, 2)

Turnover Margin: 1.17 (4, 1)

Sacks: 3.17 (11, 3)

Sacks Allowed: 2.33 (86, 8)

 

Recent Bowl Appearances:

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 11/25

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