Penn State-Northwestern all-time series history

Penn State has established itself as the alpha dog in a number of series against Big Ten opponents.

Among those who have struggled to defeat the Nittany Lions is Northwestern, who will look to spring a major upset on the road in Happy Valley in 2022.

Penn State leads the all-time series 14-5, with the first meeting coming in 1993.

Penn State and Northwestern had never faced each other prior to Penn State joining the Big Ten.

Penn State won the first two meetings in the series easily, including in 1994 when the Nittany Lions went undefeated and won the Big Ten.

Northwestern claimed their first victory over Penn State the following season,

as the Wildcats were on their way to a surprising and memorable 10-1 regular season highlighted by wins over ranked opponents Notre Dame, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Penn State.

Penn State won the most recent meeting in the series in 2017.

The win snapped a brief two-game losing streak to the Wildcats from 2014 and 2015.

Here is a look back at every meeting in the series between Penn State and Northwestern entering their 2022 matchup in Beaver Stadium.

November 20, 1993: No. 14 Penn State 43, Northwestern 21 November 19, 1994: No. 2 Penn State 45, Northwestern 17

November 4, 1995: No. 6 Northwestern 21, No. 12 Penn State 10 November 2, 1996: No. 15 Penn State 34, No. 11 Northwestern 9

November 1, 1997: No. 2 Penn State 30, Northwestern 27 November 14, 1998: No. 19 Penn State 41, Northwestern 10

October 20, 2001: Penn State 38, No. 22 Northwestern 35 October 19, 2002: No. 20 Penn State 49, Northwestern 0

November 8, 2003: Northwestern 17, Penn State 7 November 6, 2004: Northwestern 14, Penn State 7

September 24, 2005: Penn State 34, Northwestern 29 September 30, 2006: Penn State 33, Northwestern 7

October 31, 2009: No. 12 Penn State 34, Northwestern 13 November 6, 2010: Penn State 35, Northwestern 21

October 22, 2011: Penn State 34, Northwestern 24 October 6, 2012: Penn State 39, No. 24 Northwestern 28

September 27, 2014: Northwestern 29, Penn State 6 November 7, 2015: Northwestern 23, Penn State 21

October 7, 2017: No. 4 Penn State 31, Northwestern 7

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