BY THE NUMBERS: Oregon State at Penn State

FROM COMBINED STARTS to all purpose yards to winning streaks and everything in between, BF.C takes a closer look at the numbers, facts and figures before Oregon State hits the field against Penn State on Saturday in a nationally televised Pac10—Big10 early season slobberknocker.

0 - The number of turnovers the defense created against Stanford.

1/2 - The figure that remains of the starting Penn State defensive line that will play against Oregon State after Joe Paterno suspended for Saturday's game defensive end Maurice Evans, PSU's leader in sacks in 2007, and sophomore defensive tackle Abe Koroma.

2 - The number of teams that have scored on Oregon State in the first quarter of the past 14 games.

5 - The number of wins coach Mike Riley needs to become the winningest coach in Oregon State history. After one week OSU is also No. 5 in the nation in passing yardage with 404 yards.

5.4 - The average number of yards true freshman running back Jacquizz Rodgers picked up every time touched the ball against Stanford; his first collegiate game.

6 - The number of defensive linemen on the Nittany Lions, in the wake of Thursday's suspensions by Paterno, who will play against Oregon State that had taken a college snap before last Saturday.

8 - The number of combined starts of the expected d-line replacements for Penn State. Media reports vary on who will replace Evans and Koroma but two of the likelier candidates, DE Aaron Maybin and DT Jared Odrick, have zero and eight career starts, respectively.

12 - The number of receptions OSU WR Sammie Stroughter had last week at Stanford - a career high.

13 - The number of receptions OSU WR Shane Morales had last week, good for second all-time at OSU, and the second most in the nation.

14.5 - The number of career sacks OSU DE Victor Butler has, the sixth most in school history.

16 - The number of combined starts between Penn State's suspended d-line tandem of Evans (14) and Koroma (2).

20 - The number of Oregon State football players that have been named to the Pac-10's All-Academic team the last two seasons - the second most in the conference.

63 - The percentage of the nation that will see the Oregon State - Penn State game on ABC/ESPN networks. Twenty percent of the country will see Cincy at Oklahoma, while 17 percent get Mississippi at Wake Forest.

82 - Oregon State is the 82nd different opponent Joe Paterno has faced.

247 - The total all-purpose yards James Rodgers racked up a week ago.

373 - The number of victories Penn State head coach Paterno has, matching Florida State’s Bobby Bowden for the all-time record among Football Bowl Subdivision coaches. Paterno was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

501 - The number of games Paterno has been on the sidelines for. Only one other college football coach has been on the sideline for more games - Big Ten coach Amos Alonzo Stagg (548 games from 1890-1946 with Springfield, Chicago and Pacific).

107,282 - The number of fans Penn State's home stadium officially holds.

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