2001 RECORD: 5-6 (4-4, T4 in Big Ten)
FINAL RANKING: not ranked
Rushing yards last season for the Nittany Lions, eclipsing the previous team low of 1,689, set in 1963 in one fewer game.
An opposing coach's view
The Nittany Lions have the weapons to bounce back
"It's a tribute to Joe Paterno that the team didn't fall apart last year.... Quarterback Zack Mills is a damn good football player. It's a combination of his arm and his ability to make plays.... Wideout Bryant Johnson can separate from the defensive backs.... They've got four good defensive linemen back. Jimmy Kennedy is a handful and will probably be a first-round draft pick. He moves around very well. They slant him so he doesn't get doubled, but I don't think you can block him one-on-one."
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