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Nittany Lions

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"This quiz contains questions dealing with the entire history of Penn State football, including questions on players, Bowl games, and opponents. It is meant to be challenging. Good Luck!"

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1. Who did Penn State play in its first collegiate football game?
    Pitt
    Lehigh
    Bucknell
    Dickinson


2. Which of the following "powerhouse" teams did Penn State actually lose to?
    Steelton YMCA
    Wyoming Seminary
    Harrisburg Athletic Club
    Wissahickon Barracks


3. Penn State's most common opponent is Pitt (they have played 96 times). Who is Penn State's second most common opponent?
    Univ. of Pennsylvania
    West Virginia
    Maryland
    Syracuse


4. Who was the first Big Ten team, that Penn State has faced in a Bowl game?
    Illinois
    Michigan
    Ohio State
    Michigan State


5. What was Joe Paterno's college major at Brown University?
    English
    Biology
    Psychology
    Accounting


6. Under Joe Paterno, Penn State has had 5 undefeated season. During this time they have also had 5 one-loss season (including times when that one loss was in a Bowl game). Which of the following one-loss seasons is incorrectly paired, with the team that beat them?
    1971, Texas
    1985, Oklahoma
    1977, Kentucky
    1982, Alabama


7. What team did Penn State once play in Cleveland's Municipal Stadium?
    Ohio State
    Michigan State
    Cincinnati
    Illinois


8. Which of the following Big Ten teams, had Penn State never played before entering the conference in 1993?
    Wisconsin
    Iowa
    Purdue
    Michigan


9. Which of the following players was NOT a captain of Penn State's 1982 National Championship team?
    Curt Warner
    Ken Kelley
    Walker Lee Ashley
    Stuart McMunn


10. Which of the following Big Ten football officials played for Joe Paterno at Penn State?
    Bill LeMonnier
    Bob Bassett
    Dick Honig
    David Witvoet


11. In November of 1981, #11 Penn State when into Pitt Stadium to play #1 Pitt. Dan Marino led the Panthers out to an early 14-0 lead. What was the final result of that game?
    PSU scores 48 unanswered points to win 48-14
    PSU makes a late comeback to win 20-14
    Pitt goes on the blow out PSU, 38-3
    PSU comes up short in a comeback and Pitt hangs on to win 21-17


12. In what year did Penn State first play in the Rose Bowl?
    1995
    1948
    1923
    1959


13. What Penn State player was stopped short on 4th and Goal, in Alabama's infamous goal line stand during the 1979 Sugar Bowl?
    Chuck Fusina
    Matt Suhey
    Bob Torrey
    Mike Guman


14. Who was Penn State's first full time coach?
    Samuel Newton
    Tom Fennell
    George Hoskins
    Rip Engle


15. What was the original capacity of Beaver Stadium?
    60,203
    76,639
    48,284
    46,284


16. What were Penn State's original colors?
    Blue and White
    Pink and Black
    Blue and Grey
    Silver and Black


17. What team did Penn State beat, to earn Joe Paterno his first win as head coach?
    Boston College
    Maryland
    Syracuse
    Army


18. During which season did Penn State first reach the Number 1 spot in the polls?
    1982
    1973
    1968
    1978


19. Who was Penn State's Homecoming opponent in 1994?
    Minnesota
    Wisconsin
    Indiana
    Ohio State


20. Against which team did Joe Paterno win his 200th game?
    Bowling Green
    West Virginia
    Temple
    Cincinnati


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