#18 Penn State vs West Virginia
October 31, 1987 at Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA

Penn State
West Virginia
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals63286262603214.1
Blair Thomas3618431811215.0
Gary Brown9575521195.8
John Greene816313141.6
Matt Knizner824159091.1
Sean Barowski2505032.5
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals42191231681264.0
Anthony "A.B." Brown22858770213.5
Major Harris95515401264.4
Craig Taylor6390390146.5
Eugene Napoleon311011093.7
John Talley2101010.5
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals132521300203
Matt Knizner132521300203
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals112021282301
Major Harris112021282301
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals1313002010.0
Mike Alexander56502013.0
Blair Thomas6410136.8
Michael Timpson11301313.0
Bob Mrosko11101111.0
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals1112823011.6
John Talley34913016.3
Keith Winn33511811.7
Calvin Phillips22401812.0
Grantis Bell11101111.0
Harvey Smith15055.0
Rico Tyler14044.0
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals522444.851
Chris Clauss522444.851
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals835844.850
Lance Carion835844.850
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals549114993521616
Jim Coates32710      
Michael Timpson22211      
Leroy Thompson   49935   
Hernon Henderson      100
Gary Wilkerson      11616
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals3331859827255
Grantis Bell33318      
John Talley   36527   
Eugene Napoleon   23317   
Chris Haering      155
Terry White      100
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals260130994916554
Blair Thomas18141   222
Leroy Thompson  99  99
Mike Alexander 65   65
Gary Brown52    52
Michael Timpson 13 22 35
Jim Coates   27 27
Gary Wilkerson    1616
John Greene13    13
Bob Mrosko 11   11
Matt Knizner9    9
Sean Barowski5    5
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals16812898335432
John Talley14965  115
Anthony "A.B." Brown77    77
Grantis Bell 11 33 44
Eugene Napoleon11 33  44
Major Harris40    40
Craig Taylor39    39
Keith Winn 35   35
Calvin Phillips 24   24
Chris Haering    55
Harvey Smith 5   5
Rico Tyler 4   4
 Penn StateWest Virginia
First Downs2715
 Rushing187
 Passing88
 Penalty10
NET YARDS RUSHING260168
 Rushing Attempts6342
 Average Per Rush4.14.0
 Rushing Touchdowns31
 Yards Gained Rushing286191
 Yards Lost Rushing2623
NET YARDS PASSING130128
 Completions-Attempts-Int13-25-211-20-2
 Average Per Attempt5.26.4
 Average Per Completion10.011.6
 Passing Touchdowns02
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS390296
 Total Offense Plays8862
 Average Gain Per Play4.44.8
Fumbles: Number-Lost1-02-0
Penalties: Number-Yards7-545-45
PUNTS-YARDS5-2248-358
 Average Yards Per Punt44.844.8
Punt Returns: Number-Yards-TD5-49-03-33-0
 Average Per Return9.811.0
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards-TD4-99-05-98-0
 Average Per Return24.819.6
Interceptions: Number-Yards-TD2-16-02-5-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yards-TD0-0-00-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards00
Possession Time34:5625:04
Third Down Conversions8 of 185 of 13
Fourth Down Conversions of of
Red Zone Scores-Chances--
Sacks By: Number-Yards1-63-13
Penn State
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals5123741.061.0600021680
 Trey Bauer9211           
 Gary Wilkerson9110       1161 
 Scott Gob639           
 Brian Chizmar426           
 Quintus McDonald3361.061.06       
 Pete Curkendall325           
 Keith Karpinski145         1 
 Dwayne Downing224         1 
 Hernon Henderson213       103 
 Aoatoa Polamalu202           
 Darryl Washington112         1 
 Joe Novitski112           
 Dave Szott101           
 Kevin Woods101         1 
 Matt Johnson101           
 Sherrod Rainge101           
 Tim Gearhart101           
 Brennan Gaertner101           
 Pete Giftopoulos101           
 Mark Wateska101           
 David Jakob011           
West Virginia
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals76321083.0131.5800025100
98David Grant77141.061.06     1 
54Darnell Warren9413           
49Chris Haering8311       152 
2Terry White729       102 
70Brad Hunt6390.520.52       
45Robert Pickett459           
47Willie Edwards808         3 
94Chris Parker7181.55         
22Bo Orlando448           
4Stacy Smith404           
84James "Skip" Fuller404           
93Dale Jackson202           
66Theron Ellis112           
92Darren Whitten022           
5Preston Waters101         2 
12Chuck LeVinus101           
75John Stroia101           
89Rodney Wilson101           
25Lawrence Drumgoole101           
Scoring Summary
QtrTimeScoring PlayScore
19:57PSU - John Greene 1 yd rush TD (Kick by Ray Tarasi Good), 11-68 4:040-7
16:14WVU - Major Harris 3 yd rush TD (Kick by Charlie Baumann Good), 10-73 3:387-7
20:14PSU - Ray Tarasi 33 yd FG, 14-48 2:047-10
31:16WVU - Keith Winn 6 yd TD pass from Major Harris (Kick by Charlie Baumann Good), 6-29 2:1114-10
49:54WVU - John Talley 30 yd TD pass from Major Harris (Kick by Charlie Baumann Good), 6-71 2:0821-10
47:59PSU - Blair Thomas 1 yd rush TD (Pass by Blair Thomas Good), 6-58 1:4821-18
43:04PSU - Gary Brown 19 yd rush TD (Kick by Ray Tarasi Good), 7-62 2:3921-25
Attendance: 85,108
Score By Quarter
Team1234Total
Penn State7301525
West Virginia707721
Officials: Frederick DeFillippo (Back Judge), Tom Tomczyk (Field Judge), Joseph Reichwein (Head Linesman), Joseph Carroll (Line Judge), Joe Klimschot (Referee), Carter Lohr (Side Judge), Carl Crawley (Umpire)
Temperature: 53 • Wind: ESE Light • Weather: Clear and cold
Penn State
PosOffense
TEPaul Pomfret
LTTim Freeman
LGSteve Wisniewski
CRoger Duffy
RGRich Kuzy
RTMark Sickler
SEJim Coates
FLMike Alexander
QBMatt Knizner
TBBlair Thomas
FBJohn Greene
West Virginia
PosOffense
TEKeith Winn
LTRick Phillips
LGJohn Stroia
CKevin Koken
RGBob Kovach
RTBrian Smider
SEHarvey Smith
WRJohn Talley
QBMajor Harris
TBAnthony "A.B." Brown
FBCraig Taylor
PosDefense
LCBDwayne Downing
RCBKevin Woods
ILBTrey Bauer
ILBScott Gob
SSBrian Chizmar
OLBDavid Jakob
OLBKeith Karpinski
SHernon Henderson
NTAoatoa Polamalu
LDTPete Curkendall
RDTMatt Johnson
PosDefense
ILBChris Haering
ILBDarnell Warren
SSBo Orlando
FSTerry White
OLBRobert Pickett
OLBTheron Ellis
SCBWillie Edwards
LDTBrad Hunt
MGDavid Grant
WCBPreston Waters
RDTChris Parker
Pete Giftopoulos, Mark Wateska, Dave Szott, Gary Wilkerson, Joe Novitski, Darryl Washington, Ray Tarasi, Leroy Thompson, Gary Brown, Sherrod Rainge, Tim Gearhart, Brennan Gaertner, Chris Clauss, Sean Barowski, Bob Mrosko, Quintus McDonald, Michael Timpson
1-Grantis Bell, 4-Stacy Smith, 8-Charlie Baumann, 12-Chuck LeVinus, 18-Lance Carion, 25-Lawrence Drumgoole, 29-Rico Tyler, 33-Eugene Napoleon, 82-Calvin Phillips, 84-James "Skip" Fuller, 89-Rodney Wilson, 92-Darren Whitten, 93-Dale Jackson