1951 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1951 record5–4
Head coach
CaptainArt Betts, Len Shephard
Home stadiumNew Beaver Field
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Bucknell     9 0 0
No. 6 Princeton     9 0 0
Northeastern     6 0 1
No. 19 Holy Cross     8 2 0
Carnegie Tech     6 2 0
Hofstra     6 2 1
Cornell     6 3 0
No. 16 Boston University     6 4 0
Temple     6 4 0
Columbia     5 3 0
Villanova     5 3 0
Fordham     5 4 0
Franklin & Marshall     5 4 0
Penn     5 4 0
Penn State     5 4 0
Syracuse     5 4 0
Buffalo     4 4 0
Colgate     4 5 0
Dartmouth     4 5 0
Drexel     3 4 0
Harvard     3 5 1
Boston College     3 6 0
Yale     2 5 2
Pittsburgh     3 7 0
Army     2 7 0
Brown     2 7 0
NYU     1 7 0
Tufts     0 7 2
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1951 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1951 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Rip Engle and played its home games in New Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 29Boston UniversityW 40–3415,536
October 6vs. VillanovaL 14–20
October 13at NebraskaW 15–739,000
October 20No. 3 Michigan Statedagger
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA (rivalry)
L 21–3230,321
October 27West Virginia
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA (rivalry)
W 13–717,206
November 3at PurdueL 0–2821,000
November 10Syracuse
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA (rivalry)
W 32–1316,612
November 17at RutgersW 13–715,000[2]
November 24at PittsburghL 7–1322,771
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1950–1954)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Penn State Victor, 13-7; Pollard Runs 75, 71 to Score". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pa. Associated Press. November 18, 1951. p. S7 – via Newspapers.com.