Penn State’s all-time record against every member of the MAC

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Historically speaking, Penn State has been very good against teams currently residing in the MAC. That should be expected given Penn State’s place in college football history compared to most of the programs in the MAC. But two schools in the MAC will enter the 2021 season with active winning streaks against the Nittany Lions with no future game son the schedule lined up to give Penn State an upcoming chance of breaking those streaks.

The Toledo Rockets are the only non-power conference program in college football to own a 100 percent winning percentage against the Nittany Lions (excluding teams from the Ivy League), putting Toledo in some very elite company with programs like Clemson, Oklahoma, and Florida (and Vanderbilt!).

Penn State’s brief run under former head coach Bill O’Brien got off on the wrong foot with a home loss to the Ohio Bobcats in Beaver Stadium. Ohio is the only other MAC team with an active winning streak against the Nittany Lions. In fact, those are the only two games Penn State has ever lost to a team in the MAC to this day.

Here is a look at how Penn State fares all-time against schools currently in the MAC.

All data referenced is credited to College Football Reference. Rankings referenced are AP Top 25 where available.

If you want more, check out Penn State’s all-time records against current members of the Big Ten, ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC. We are also adding all-time records against non-power conferences. Here is Penn State’s all-time record against schools in the AAC.

Note: Penn State has never faced Ball State, Miami, or Western Michigan. Penn State will face Ball State in 2021.

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Akron Zips

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Games Played: 6 Record (winning percentage): 6-0 (1.000) First meeting: September 4, 1999 (No. 2 Penn State 70, Akron 24) Most recent meeting: September 2, 2017 (No. 6 Penn State 52, Akron 0)

Bowling Green Falcons

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Games Played: 2 Record (winning percentage): 2-0 (1.000) First meeting: September 5, 1987 (No. 11 Penn State 45, Bowling Green 19)

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno after 200th victory as coach against Bowling Green, Sept. 5, 1987. (AP Photo/Paul Vathis)

Most recent meeting: September 12, 1998 (No. 9 Penn State 48, Bowling Green 3)

Buffalo Bulls

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Games Played: 3 Record (winning percentage): 3-0 (1.000) First meeting: September 15, 2007 (No. 12 Penn State 45, Buffalo 24) Most recent meeting: September 7, 2019 (No. 15 Penn State 45, Buffalo 13)

Central Michigan Chippewas

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY SportsGames Played: 1 Record (winning percentage): 1-0 (1.000) First meeting: September 17, 2005 (Penn State 40, Central Michigan 3) Most recent meeting: September 17, 2005 (Penn State 40, Central Michigan 3)

Eastern Michigan Eagles

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Games Played: 3 Record (winning percentage): 3-0 (1.000) First meeting: September 19, 1992 (No. 10 Penn State 52, Eastern Michigan 7) Most recent meeting: September 7, 2013 (Penn State 45, Eastern Michigan 7)

Kent State Golden Flashes

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Games Played: 6 Record (winning percentage): 6-0 (1.000) First meeting: November 6, 1965 (Penn State 21, Kent State 6) Most recent meeting: September 15, 2018 (No. 10 Penn State 63, Kent State 10)

Northern Illinois Huskies

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Games Played: 1 Record (winning percentage): 1-0 (1.000) First meeting: September 14, 1996 (No. 6 Penn State 49, Northern Illinois 0) Most recent meeting: September 14, 1996 (No. 6 Penn State 49, Northern Illinois 0)

Ohio Bobcats

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Games Played: 6 Record (winning percentage): 5-1 (.833) First meeting: November 18, 1967 (Penn State 35, Ohio 14) Most recent meeting: September 1, 2012 (Ohio 24, Penn State 14)

Toledo Rockets

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Games Played: 1 Record (winning percentage): 0-1 (.000) First meeting: September 2, 2000 (Toledo 24, Penn State 6) Most recent meeting: September 2, 2000 (Toledo 24, Penn State 6)

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