1912 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Co-national champion (NCF)
ConferenceIndependent
1912 record8–0
Head coach
CaptainPete Mauthe
Home stadiumNew Beaver Field
Seasons
← 1911
1913 →
1912 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Harvard     9 0 0
Penn State     8 0 0
Carlisle     12 1 1
Maine     7 1 0
Princeton     7 1 1
Swarthmore     7 1 1
Yale     7 1 1
Lehigh     9 2 0
Dartmouth     7 2 0
Wesleyan     7 2 0
Colgate     5 2 0
Washington & Jefferson     8 3 1
Rhode Island State     6 3 0
Bucknell     6 3 1
Temple     3 2 0
Penn     7 4 0
Army     5 3 0
Brown     6 4 0
Franklin & Marshall     6 4 0
Holy Cross     4 3 1
Rutgers     5 4 0
Tufts     5 4 0
Fordham     4 4 0
Villanova     3 3 0
Morris Harvey     2 2 0
Lafayette     4 5 1
Syracuse     4 5 0
Carnegie Tech     3 4 1
Geneva     3 4 0
Vermont     3 5 0
Pittsburgh     3 6 0
Boston College     2 4 1
Cornell     3 7 0
NYU     2 6 0

The 1912 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented Penn State University during the 1912 college football season. The second of Penn State's retrospective national champions,[1] the team was undefeated and only scored upon once (6 points by Cornell).[2] This team is known for playing the first of a series of games against eventual rival Ohio State, in which the Buckeyes forfeited because of the alleged rough play[3] of the Nittany Lions once the score was 37–0. The official score was 1–0, but the gameball lists the score as 37–0.

The team was selected co-national champion by the National Championship Foundation, an NCAA-designated major selector.[4]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 5Carnegie TechW 41–0
October 12Washington & Jefferson
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 30–04,000[5]
October 19at Cornell
W 29–6
October 26Gettysburg
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 25–0
November 2at PennW 14–015,000
November 9Villanova
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 71–0
November 16at Ohio StateW 37–03,500
November 28at PittsburghW 38–015,000[6]

References

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1910-1914)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on August 5, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "Ohio State Team Guide 2017" (PDF). Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  4. ^ 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2018. p. 111. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Wash-Jeff Is Conquered By Penn State". The Pittsburgh Gazette Times. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. October 13, 1912. p. 19. Retrieved September 18, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  6. ^ "Penn State Defeats Pitt But is Forced to Fight For Every Inch". The Pittsburgh Post. November 29, 1912. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.