1948 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 18
1948 record7–1–1
Head coach
CaptainJoe Colone
Home stadiumNew Beaver Field
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 6 Army     8 0 1
No. 19 Cornell     8 1 0
Penn State     7 1 1
Buffalo     6 1 1
Villanova     8 2 1
Brown     7 2 0
Boston University     6 2 0
Dartmouth     6 2 0
Boston College     5 2 2
Pittsburgh     6 3 0
Penn     5 3 0
Franklin & Marshall     5 3 1
Harvard     4 4 0
Princeton     4 4 0
Columbia     4 5 0
Yale     4 5 0
CCNY     3 4 1
Tufts     3 4 1
Colgate     3 6 0
Fordham     3 6 0
NYU     3 6 0
Temple     2 6 1
Duquesne     2 7 0
Carnegie Tech     1 7 0
Hofstra     0 6 2
Bucknell     1 8 0
Syracuse     1 8 0
Drexel     0 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1948 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 2BucknellW 35–014,423[2]
October 8at SyracuseNo. 10W 34–1414,000
October 16West VirginiaNo. 9
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA (rivalry)
W 37–717,814
October 23No. 19 Michigan StatedaggerNo. 8
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA (rivalry)
T 14–1424,579
October 30at ColgateNo. 12W 32–1310,000[3]
November 6at No. 7 PennNo. 14W 13–071,180–78,205[4]
November 13TempleNo. 5
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA (rivalry)
W 47–016,555[5]
November 20at PittsburghNo. 6L 0–749,444
November 27at Washington StateNo. 18W 7–018,000[6][7][8]
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on August 5, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  2. ^ "Penn State Wins, 35 to 0, over Bucknell". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pa. October 3, 1948. p. 32 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Penn State Tops Colgate". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pa. United Press. October 31, 1948. p. S1 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Trost, Ralph (November 7, 1948). "78,205 See Penn State Top Penn, 13-0". Brooklyn Eagle. Brooklyn, N.Y. p. 27 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Baumgartner, Stan (November 14, 1948). "Penn State Routs Outclassed Temple". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pa. p. S1 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Mud battle in the offing for Washington State, Penn State". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 27, 1948. p. 11.
  7. ^ Jacobs, William (November 28, 1948). "Penn State wins, 7-0, over Wash. State". Pittsburgh Press. p. 27.
  8. ^ Ashlock, Herb (November 29, 1948). "Sarboe & Co. safe; Penn State surprised". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 13.