Penn State Nittany Lions
|Penn State Nittany Lions|
1st year, 5–0 (1.000)
|Home stadium||Beaver Stadium|
|Stadium surface||Kentucky Bluegrass|
|Location||University Park, PA|
|All-time record||65–15 (.813)|
|Postseason bowl record||5–4 (.556)|
|Claimed national titles||0|
Blue and White
|Fight song||Fight On, State|
The Penn State Nittany Lions, coached by Soluna, are a collegiate football team playing in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions play in Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA and are a member of the East Division of the Big Ten Conference.
- 1 History
- 2 Notable seasons
- 3 Player history
- 4 Season-by-Season Records
- 5 Bowl History
- 6 Individual Award Winners
- 7 External Links
Soluna years (2013-2018)
The 2013 season was the first in which the Penn State Nittany Lions played. The Nittany Lions finished the season 10-2 overall and 5-2 in conference with losses coming to the Michigan and Nebraska. The Nittany Lions qualified for the CFBHC Playoffs in which the team was once again bested by the top seeded Michigan Wolverines in the Rose Bowl
The 2014 season was expected to be a moderate fall off after the graduation of several key seniors from the previous years. The Nittany Lions finished the season 9-3 overall and 4-3 in conference with losses coming to newly joined Rutgers, Ohio State, and Michigan State. The Nittany Lions went on to lose the Bourbon Bowl to Oklahoma.
Prior to the 2016 season, the Penn State Nittany Lions were seen as being in contention, if not the favorite, for the National Championship. After a significant portion of the initial Penn State starters graduated, this season saw the transition to a new starting quarterback in Todd Jennings and a new starting running back in Pete Choboian. The Nittany Lions finished the season 15-1 overall and 8-0 in conference, winning the conference championship versus Iowa. The Nittany Lions would go on to lose the 2015 CFBHC National Championship Game to Oklahoma. However, Todd Jennings became the first Nittany Lions to win the Heisman Trophy
As before with 2016, the Nittany Lions were seen as favorites for the title after returning nearly all their starters. Fresh off of his Heisman win, Todd Jennings guided the Nittany Lions to a 12-0 regular season record (7-0 in conference) before losing in the Big Ten Championship game to Iowa. The team finished the season 12-1 overall and 7-1 in conference. They would play in the playoffs for the second year in a row with wins coming versus UCF and Iowa in the Medal of Honor Bowl and Sugar Bowl before suffering a defeat in the semifinals versus Washington in the Cotton Bowl.
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Penn State has had two undefeated, untied regular season in its history since entering CFBHC:
Penn State won its first conference championship in 2015.
|Derek Keys||2013-2014||19-7||350||570||3830||61%||29||7||First Playoff Appearance||NFLHC, Cleveland Browns|
|Todd Jennings||2013-2017||37-7||791||1132||70%||10,939||93||17||Heisman Trophy||NFLHC, Denver Broncos|
|Coach(es)||Year||Conference||Record||Bowl||Final CP Ranking|
|Penn State Nittany Lions|
|Soluna||2013||Big Ten||10||3||Lost Rose Bowl vs Michigan, 10-20||—|
|2014||Big Ten||9||4||Lost Bourbon Bowl vs Oklahoma, 14-34||22|
|2015||Big Ten||15||1||Won Orange Bowl vs USC, 31-29
Won Fiesta Bowl vs Georgia, 30-14
Lost CFBHC National Championship Game vs Oklahoma, 40-43
|2016||Big Ten||14||2||Won Medal of Honor Bowl vs UCF, 38-10
Won Sugar Bowl vs Iowa, 24-17
Lost Cotton Bowl vs Washington, 10-13
|2017||Big Ten||8||4||Won Peony Bowl vs Kentucky, 17-13||23|
|National Champions||Conference Champions||Bowl game berth|
Penn State earned a spot in the 2013 CFBHC Playoffs and lost to rival Michigan in the 2013 Rose Bow. The Nittany Lions have compiled a 0-1 record in Bowl Games.
|National Championship Game||1||2015||0–1|
|Medal of Honor Bowl||1||2016||1–0|
Individual Award Winners