1940 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1940 record6–1–1
Head coach
CaptainLeon Gajecki
Home stadiumNew Beaver Field
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →
1940 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 5 Boston College     11 0 0
Duquesne     7 1 0
No. 14 Penn     6 1 1
Penn State     6 1 1
No. 12 Fordham     7 2 0
No. 15 Cornell     6 2 0
Princeton     5 2 1
Columbia     5 2 2
Brown     6 3 1
Bucknell     4 2 2
Boston University     5 3 0
Colgate     5 3 0
Hofstra     4 3 0
Harvard     3 2 3
Dartmouth     5 4 0
Temple     4 4 1
Tufts     4 4 0
Vermont     4 4 0
Villanova     4 5 0
Pittsburgh     3 4 1
Syracuse     3 4 1
Buffalo     3 5 0
Carnegie Tech     3 5 0
Manhattan     3 6 0
NYU     2 7 0
Yale     1 7 0
Army     1 7 1
CCNY     1 5 1
Massachusetts State     1 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State College in the 1940 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Bob Higgins and played its home games in New Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 5BucknellW 9–012,091
October 12West Virginiadagger
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA (rivalry)
W 17–1310,574
October 19at LehighW 34–03,000[2]
October 26at TempleW 18–013,078
November 2South CarolinaNo. 18
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 12–09,346
November 9at SyracuseNo. 16T 13–1315,000
November 16NYUNo. 20
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 25–09,449[3]
November 23at PittsburghNo. 20L 7–2030,083
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on August 5, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  2. ^ "Penn State Power Tops Lehigh, 34-0". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. October 20, 1940. p. S3.
  3. ^ "Unbeaten Penn State sinks N.Y.U., 25–0". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 17, 1940. p. 43. Retrieved February 2, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.