1896 Penn State football
Penn State Football 1896.jpg
ConferenceIndependent
Record3–4
Head coach
CaptainJames Dunsmore
Home stadiumBeaver Field
Seasons
← 1895
1897 →
1896 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Fordham     1 0 0
Lafayette     11 0 1
Princeton     10 0 1
Washington & Jefferson     8 0 1
Penn     14 1 0
Yale     13 1 0
Pittsburgh College     11 2 0
Buffalo     9 1 2
Villanova     10 4 0
Bucknell     5 2 1
Harvard     7 4 0
Boston College     5 3 0
Storrs     5 3 0
Cornell     5 3 1
Syracuse     5 3 2
Temple     3 2 0
Army     3 2 1
Rutgers     6 6 0
Carlisle     5 5 0
Holy Cross     2 2 2
Brown     4 5 1
Wesleyan     4 5 1
Frankin & Marshall     3 4 2
Geneva     3 4 0
Penn State     3 4 0
Colgate     3 4 1
Amherst     3 6 1
Western Univ. Penn.     3 6 0
Lehigh     2 5 0
Tufts     2 6 1
Swarthmore     2 6 0
New Hampshire     1 4 0
Drexel     1 5 0
Massachusetts     0 4 0
Rhode Island     0 4 0

The 1896 Penn State football team was an American football team that represented Pennsylvania State College—now known as Pennsylvania State University–as an independent during the 1896 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Samuel B. Newton and played its home games on Beaver Field in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26GettysburgW 40–0
October 3Western University of Pennsylvania
  • Beaver Field
  • State College, PA (rivalry)
W 10–4[2]
October 10Dickinson
  • Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 8–0
October 24at PrincetonL 0–391,000[3]
October 31vs. BucknellWilliamsport, PAL 0–10
November 14at PennL 0–27
November 21vs. Carlisle
L 5–482,000[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1895-1899)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on August 5, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "Athletics". The Western University Courant. Vol. XII, no. 1. Courant Publishing Association. October 1896. p. 22. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "Princeton, 39; P.S.C., 0". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 25, 1896. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Carlisle 48, State 5". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. November 22, 1896. p. 6. Retrieved April 27, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  5. ^ "State College Scalped". The Times. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 22, 1896. p. 9. Retrieved April 27, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.