Looking out for No. 1 Penn State vs. Ohio State

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Penn State is 4-9 all-time vs. the No. 1 team in the polls. A breakdown of the 13 games going into its meeting with top-ranked Ohio State:

Year

W-L

Opponent

Score

The skinny

1937

L

at Pitt

28-7

Marshall Goldberg-led Panthers

1952

L

at Michigan State

34-7

1966

L

at Michigan State

42-8

1976

L

at Pitt

24-7

1981

W

at Pitt

48-14

1982

W

vs. Georgia-a

27-23

1st national title for Paterno

1983

L

vs. Nebraska-b

44-6

1986

W

vs. Miami-c

14-10

Won 2nd national title

1988

L

at Notre Dame

21-3

Paterno's 1st losing season

1989

L

vs. Notre Dame*

34-23

Too much Irish QB Tony Rice

1990

W

at Notre Dame

24-21

Craig Fayak kicks winning FG

1998

L

at Ohio State

28-9

21 points at end of 1st half

2006

L

at Ohio State

28-6

Down, 7-3, entering 4th

a-Sugar Bowl b-Kickoff Classic c-Fiesta Bowl *-Beaver Stadium



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