Joe Pa's legacy in statistics
Published: Monday, 23 January 2012 09:18
by Doug Samuels
ESPN's Stats and Information department did a great reflection over the weekend on Paterno's statistical legacy that he leaves behind. Take a look at our recap of the original article below.
- 409 wins rank second amongst all divisions. Only John Gagliardi of St. Johns (D-III - MN) has more wins (484).
- Paterno averaged almost 9 wins per season (8.9).
- Made 37 bowl appearances, winning 24 of those contests.
- Only six teams have more than 24 bowl wins in their school history.
- Paterno defeated 80 different teams during his tenure.
- Joe Pa coached a total of 548 games in his career.
- His coaching career spanned an impressive 12 Presidential administrations.
- Coached in over one third of the games in Nittany Lion football history.